IPAC statement on report identifying Chinese state organs carrying out repression of Uyghurs

A new report published today by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) details the role of numerous Chinese government bodies in carrying out a brutal campaign of repression in the Uyghur Region.  The report reveals the breadth and depth of the Chinese state’s systematic, whole of government attempt to suppress Uyghur culture, identity and populations. […]

Read More…

IPAC to gather in Rome for G20 counter-meeting

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18 OCTOBER 2021 INTER-PARLIAMENTARY ALLIANCE ON CHINA GATHERS IN ROME FOR G20 COUNTER-MEETING  Representatives from the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) — a body of some 200 global parliamentarians — will gather in Rome to stage a counter-meeting ahead of the G20 Leaders Summit to demand a tougher stance towards […]

Read More…

IPAC Newsletter 01 October 2021

CHINA’S DEBT TRAP DIPLOMACY EXPOSED: A new study from AidData finds that the Belt and Road Initiative traps poor nations with $385 billion of ‘hidden debt’, with more than a third of projects hit by alleged corruption scandals and local protests. IPAC Australia Senator Kimberley Kitching called on democratic states to offer an alternative for global infrastructure needs, in an […]

Read More…

IPAC Newsletter 24 September 2021

MPs CALL FOR CHINA DIRTY INVESTMENT RETHINK: A new report from Hong Kong Watch has revealed Western pension and sovereign wealth funds invest billions in Chinese firms complicit in the abuse and surveillance of Uyghurs, including many firms already placed on US Government blacklists. IPAC Australia Senator Kimberley Kitching and New Zealand MP Simon O’Connor led calls for […]

Read More…

IPAC Newsletter 17 September 2021

IPAC LAUNCHES GLOBAL CALL FOR SOLIDARITY WITH LITHUANIA AND TAIWAN: IPAC legislators have made a united call on democratic states to assist Lithuania and Taiwan as they come under increasing pressure from the Chinese government. The statement, released via video, condemns Beijing’s ‘coercive diplomacy’ following the opening of Taiwan’s Representative Office in Vilnius, with IPAC drawing thanks […]

Read More…

Global legislators call for end to Beijing bullying of Lithuania, Taiwan

Politicians representing the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) have launched a global call for solidarity with Lithuania and Taiwan as they withstand intense pressure from the Chinese government.  The statement was made in a video featuring IPAC members from twelve legislatures across Europe, Japan and Australia. The legislators call on democratic states to stand ready […]

Read More…

IPAC Newsletter 10 September 2021

FRENCH SENATE EXAMINES THREATS TO ACADEMIC FREEDOM: An investigation led by IPAC co-chair Senator André Gattolin heard evidence from IPAC Australia Senator James Paterson on China’s attempts to influence higher education globally. The committee examined the pressure exerted by the Chinese government on its nationals studying abroad. Watch the full proceedings here. SUPPORT FOR TAIWAN, AFGHAN UYGHURS IN […]

Read More…

IPAC Newsletter 03 September 2021

MEPs LEAD PUSH FOR DEEPER TAIWAN-EU RELATIONS: The European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee voted to approve a resolution supporting stronger ties between Taiwan and the EU, including a call for the European Commission to explore a Taiwan-EU Bilateral Investment Agreement. IPAC co-chair Reinhard Bütikofer MEP, one of the key backers of the motion, spoke to Newsweek on Chinese […]

Read More…

IPAC Newsletter 26 August 2021

STATEMENT ON THE CONVICTIONS OF HONG KONG ACTIVISTS: The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China is united in condemnation of the conviction of Andy Li, Chan Tsz-wah and Tong Ying-kit. These politically motivated prosecutions leave the free world in no doubt regarding the decline of Hong Kong’s freedoms and legal processes under the National Security Law. Full Statement. The Independent.   […]

Read More…

Statement on the prosecutions of Andy Li, Chan Tsz-wah, and Tong Ying-kit under the Hong Kong National Security Law

The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China is united in condemnation of the prosecutions of Andy Li, Chan Tsz-wah, and Tong Ying-kit. These politically motivated prosecutions leave the free world in no doubt regarding the decline of Hong Kong’s freedoms and legal system, where a once respected common law system has been reduced to a tool of […]

Read More…