A democratic government was swept away exactly a year ago, and the new regime’s main supporter China, needs to help avoid a humanitarian disaster.
It is clear that a comprehensive international strategy is required to hold Beijing to account.
The international community must set out consequences for Beijing’s flagrant breaches of international treaties.
Three decades on, the regime’s character has not changed – but its tactics have become more sophisticated.
It allows for criticism and negotiation provided the West stands together to call out abuses.
Tonight, a major new report will be launched by the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, which sheds a light on Xi Jinping’s brutal regime.
The UN genocide system is broken and needs a shot in the arm from a country willing to stand and be counted.
Under new proposals, bilateral trade deals with genocidal states would be revoked or prohibited.
If we can crack down on products complicit in illegal deforestation, we can do the same for those complicit in Chinese persecution of the Uyghurs.
We could give in to the leftist, isolationist Little England vision of a reclusive UK. Alternatively, we could make Global Britain a reality.
No deals with Huawei, no control of our nuclear industry, no more infiltration in our university research programmes. We need a values-led strategy.