Canada's Response to China's Uyghur Crisis

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Canada's Response to China's Uyghur Crisis

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The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University is organizing a panel discussion about Canada’s response to the internment and persecution of the Uighurs in China. The panelists are Canadian-Albanian historian and writer Dr. Olsi, China expert Dr. Charles Burton and Uyghur activist Rukiya Turdush.

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Dr. Charles Burton

Charles Burton is a Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, the Centre for Advancing Canada’s Interests Abroad and Associate Professor at Brock University specializing in Comparative Politics, Government and Politics of China, Canada-China Relations and Human Rights. He has served as Counsellor at the Canadian Embassy to China between 1991-1993 and 1998-2000. Prior to coming to Brock worked at the Communications Security Establishment of the Canadian Department of National Defence.

He has published extensively on Chinese and North Korean affairs and Canada-China relations and has been commissioned to write reports on matters relating to Canada's relations with China for agencies of the Government of Canada. Charles is a frequent commentator on Chinese affairs in newspapers, radio and TV.

Olsi Jazexhi

Dr. Olsi Jazexhi is an Albanian-Canadian historian who teaches history at University of Durres and Elbasan in Albania. He finished his PhD at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and has been a Fellow at York University in Toronto, Canada. He has been a yearly contributor for the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe and is contributing author of the European Islamophobia Report 2018.

He is a social activist and an independent media critic. His works and interviews have appeared in a number of international publications in Albania, Serbia, Greece, Macedonia, Turkey and Canada. In August 2019 he visited Xinjiang’s ‘Vocational Skills Training Centers’ and witnessed the process of mass detention and forced Sinification of Muslim Uighurs of China.

Rukiye Turdush

Rukiya Turdush, an ethnic Uyghur, was born in East Turkistan. She studied International Relations at the University of Windsor and obtained a post-graduate degree at George Brown College. She is a political activist and main contributor at the Uyghur Research Institute.

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