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Human Rights Movements in China and China’s Responses

  • January 21, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Invitation to the Jan 21st, 2021 NCC Thursday Morning Presentation

The next program of the North County Chapter of the San Diego World Affairs Council will be held on-line on Thursday, January 21st and will, as usual, be structured to be very similar to our traditional Thursday Morning Programs. Details of the agenda and instructions on how to join this virtual presentation are given below.

Agenda for the January 21st Meeting
The meeting "doors" will open at 9:30 a.m. and you can log in to join the meeting any time after that.  Instructions on how to do so are given below. Once you join the meeting, you can communicate with other attendees by text using the CHAT option in ZOOM.

At 10:00, the presentation will begin. After NCC President Bill Davison says his usual few words, Moderator Tom Reeve will introduce our guest, Wen Chen (PhD), who will address “Human Rights Movements in China and China’s Responses”, including her research and personal experiences regarding human rights movements in China and the responsive conduct of China’s rulers. She will discuss China’s media censorship and information controls, as well as state methods of control over individuals, treatment of ethnic and religious minority groups, alleged state sponsored organ harvesting, and Coronavirus medical information control. She will briefly review the scope of China’s influence upon U.S. institutions, describe her personal experience with China’s reach into the U.S., and her expectations if she returned to a CCP controlled China. Dr. Chen grew-up and was educated in China after the Great Cultural Revolution. She won a science competition that led to her admission and graduation from a top Chinese university. Dr. Chen came to the U.S. in 1994, and earned her Ph.D. in Biology at the California Institute of Technology. She is a biologist and information scientist on genomics and biological research at CalTech and often speaks on scientific matters. She is active with Amnesty International and CalTech Women in Biology & Biological Engineering, and regularly speaks publicly on Chinese culture, history, and human rights.

At 11:00 Tom will begin the Q&A. The basic approach is for anyone who wants to ask a question to text him a Zoom CHAT message indicating that and summarizing the question. Tom will then call on the person to ask the question.


At 12:00 we will end the meeting.

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Topic: Human Rights Movements in China and China’s Responses - Jan 21, 2021
Time: Jan 21, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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