創咖啡 TRUST CAFÉ
7號 Lane 60, Section 3, Minquan East Road Zhongshan District
Date & Time
Date(s) - 21/04/2021
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
With a special session on Xinjiang brand boycotts, featuring a surprise guest!
Have you been following the international Xinjiang cotton dispute? Global brands are facing Chinese pressure following their announcements to discontinue the use of cotton produced from Xinjiang, China. Their announcement, stemming from pressure from human rights supporters and organizations, is catching backlash by consumers in China after their government launched a boycott against their well-known fashion brands, including H&M, Nike, Adidas, Calvin Klein, and others.
So what does Xinjiang cotton have to do with us?
Are we unwittingly wearing clothing produced by the forced labor of Uyghurs in Xinjiang? 😳 Do we need to take responsibility for the ‘Dirty Cotton’ hand-picked by people working against their will? 🔥
China started a state-run social media campaign to ban these brands, calling on the West to stop bullying the country and denying there is forced labor in Xinjiang. The mounting evidence shows as many as two million Uyghurs are kept in internment camps. As a consumer, do we need to stand with these fashion giants with their seemingly bold move?
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19:00 – 19:30 – Doors open and networking
19:30 – 19:40 – Opening: Snowball
19:40 – 20:30 – Panel presentation + Q+A
20:30 – 21:30– Networking
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This event is now FREE thanks to the generous venue space from TRUST Cafe!
You know you can’t miss the chance to look beyond the surface of Xinjiang cotton row this time. What’s the dispute about? What caused the sensation of China’s boycott of global fashion brands?
We’ve invited our first speaker, Wu’er Kaixi! A longtime human rights and democracy activist for Uyghur ethnicity, also one of the Chinese student leaders in the Tiananmen protests of 1989. Residing in Taiwan, Wu’er Kaixi has been a strong advocate for freedoms and human rights. Lending his voice on Hong Kong’s democratic protests, Wu’er Kaixi is also a well-known observer and political commentator for Taiwan. He is one of the Emeritus board members at Reporters Without Borders, and currently takes the role of the Executive Deputy General Secretary at Taiwan Parliamentary Human Rights Commission. He’s received several human rights awards for his achievements in the democracy movement in China.
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