#ResistChina – Global Day of Action
On 1st October, Tibetans, Uyghurs, Hongkongers, Southern Mongolians, Taiwanese and Chinese democracy activists joined together for a Global Day of Action to call on governments to stand against the Chinese Communist Party’s crackdown on freedom, democracy and human rights. Protests took place in 90 cities around the globe. Below is a gallery of photos from protests in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. Photo right is a mosaic of images from people across the world showing their support for the movement to #ResistChina, put together by Free Tibet in the UK.
Key asks of governments
- Take stronger multilateral action in response to unprecedented human rights abuses perpetrated by the Chinese government and demand China immediately fulfill its human rights obligations in all bilateral and multilateral dialogues and exchanges.
- Establish an independent UN Human Rights Council mechanism to assess and monitor the ongoing and egregious human rights violations in China, particularly in relation to East Turkistan, Tibet, Hong Kong and Southern Mongolia.
- Impose targeted Magnitsky-style sanctions, such as the US Global Magnitsky Act, the Canadian Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act, and the UK Criminal Finances Act against senior Chinese government officials linked to human rights abuses.
- Impose economic sanctions on companies that are profiteering by aiding and abetting China’s genocidal and colonial policies in Tibet and East Turkistan.
- Revisit government policy towards the PRC and Taiwan, urging it to revise its “one China” policy and support Taiwan’s democracy. Condemn the PRC’s military intimidation of Taiwan and support Taiwan’s meaningful participation & inclusion in international organizations.