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Trade Talks Episode 97: Watching China's Human Rights
Sophie Richardson (Human Rights Watch) joins Keynes and Bown in a wide-ranging conversation about human rights in China. They begin with basic human rights before turning to recent Chinese government efforts to surveil, detain and politically re-educate hundreds of thousands of Uighurs – the minority Turkic and Muslim community – in Xinjiang province. They also describe the concerns driving the Hong Kong protests, how countries and the United Nations Human Rights Council could hold the Chinese government accountable, as well as linkages between external efforts to improve human rights and the connection between the Chinese and the rest of the world’s economies.