According to the organizer of the rally arranged on November 17 (Sunday) at 4pm-7pm, the rally will be cancelled tomorrow. It is because Jimmy Zhou, executive director of SenseTime will no longer deliver his speech at the conference.
Assembly Title : Call for Banning Any Connection with China's AI Producer for Upholding Human Rights
Venue : Vancouver Convention Centre - West Building
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
Time ：11 am on 16th November 2019 (Saturday)
4 pm on 17th November 2019 (Sunday)
Organizer: Vancouver Uyghurs Association
Over a million Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other Muslim groups are currently being detained in secret camps in Xinjiang, China for brainwashing programs. The totalitarian Chinese government has used the facial recognition technology to put each and everyone under their tight surveillance, and seriously infringed basic human rights.
To uphold the core values of the country, Canadian communities should not have any connection with any company whose business is in violation of human rights.
However, BizChina Club of UBC's Sauder Business School will host a conference from November 16th and 17th and invite Jimmy Zhou, executive director of SenseTime as a speaker in the conference. The company is a main producer of facial recognition software. It has been blacklisted by US government for its business involved in repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
VSSDM hereby appeals for your participation in the assembly to show your support for the call.