“IN THE NAME OF CONFUCIUS”

A FILM SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION

HOSTED BY FIONA BRUCE MP
CHAIR OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

5.15PM, TUESDAY 5 JUNE 2018

ATTLEE SUITE, PORTCULLIS HOUSE, HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT

 
   
 

The event is open to the public and no ticket is required.
Please register at:
https://bit.ly/2FOQjgW

We advise that you arrive at Portcullis House entrance by 4.45pm
to clear security in time for a 5.15pm start to the event.

 
   
 

The Conservative Party Human Rights Commission is delighted to invite you to the UK premiere of the award-winning documentary In the Name of Confucius, followed by a panel discussion, on Tuesday 5 June from 5.15pm-7pm in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament. The speakers are: Doris Liu, Director of In the Name of Confucius; Dr Eva Pils from King’s College, London; Isabel Hilton, Editor of China Dialogue; Dr Tao Zhang of Nottingham Trent University.

In the Name of Confucius is the first documentary of China’s multi-billion dollar Confucius Institute (CI), a Chinese language program on foreign campuses, and the growing global concerns surrounding it. Since its completion in 2016, In the Name of Confucius has won 10 international awards and nominations, and seen highly successful screenings in America, Canada, Taiwan, Poland, Germany, Spain, and South Africa. The film trailer can be viewed at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYa55jk2uVI

Confucius Institutes are now present in over 1,600 universities and schools around the world. In the United Kingdom there are over 29 CIs in universities and 127 Confucius 'classrooms' in schools, ranking first among European countries in welcoming this Chinese influence – a point celebrated in China's state media as marking a "Confucius revolution". According to the Times Higher Education, the President of Imperial College wished for the UK's universities to be "China's best partners in the West". However, an increasing number of universities in North America and Europe have cut ties with the CI.

The screening and panel discussion are part of a wider inquiry conducted by the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission. For further information please contact Benedict Rogers, Deputy Chair, Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, at benedictrogerscphrc@gmail.com or call Johnny Monro in the office of Fiona Bruce MP on 020 7219 7042. You can also visit www.conservativehumanrights.com

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