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Uighur Repression in Xinjiang SIMULATION
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Uighur Repression in Xinjiang SIMULATION


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Source: Reuters/Huseyin Aldemir

About This Lesson

Use the following hypothetical simulation from Model Diplomacy to spark discussion and help students to think through what they would do if they were decision-makers. 

Learning Goal

  • Students will understand the difficulty of standing up to human rights violations when a country wields great economic power. 

The Situation

At the start of a new presidential term in 2021, the United States reassesses its policy toward China in light of the ongoing repression of Uighurs in Xinjiang.


Model Diplomacy is a free simulation program that invites students, educators, and professionals to step into the roles of decision-makers in the U.S. National Security Council (NSC) or UN Security Council (UNSC). Model Diplomacy simulations help students develop critical thinking, persuasive speaking and writing, and collaboration skills, all while giving them hands-on experience grappling with the challenges of our modern, globalized world.

CFR Education is an initiative within the Council on Foreign Relations that aims to make complex foreign policy and international issues accessible for middle, high school, and college students through its educational products: World101, Model Diplomacy, and Convene the Council. 



Uighur Repression in Xinjiang SIMULATION.pdf

November 2, 2022
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