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 […]

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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 […]

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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.   […]

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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 […]

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IPAC calls on Moroccan government to block extradition of Uyghur activist to China

A group of over 40 parliamentarians representing over 15 legislatures have written to the Moroccan government demanding the release of Idris Hasan, an exiled Uyghur activist detained in Morocco and wanted by China.   Idris Hasan, also known as Yidiresi Aishan, was detained in Morocco after his arrival on a flight from Turkey following an international […]

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MPs call for New Zealand ‘Magnitsky’ human rights sanctions law

Louisa Wall MP and Simon O’Connor MP have written to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta calling for New Zealand to introduce a Magnitsky-style human rights sanctions regime to target perpetrators of gross abuses globally. The move comes days after the Australian government announced its intention to introduce a targeted human […]

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IPAC Newsletter 06 August 2021

AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES MAGNITSKY LAWS: The Australian government will introduce legislation establishing a targeted human rights sanctions regime, following a cross-party campaign led by IPAC members Senator James Paterson, Senator Kimberley Kitching and Kevin Andrews MP. Earlier this week Senator Kitching’s Private Senator’s Bill pushing the government to bring forward the legislation was passed unanimously by the Senate. The […]

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UK MPs call for ban on Chinese state owned nuclear group

Sir Iain Duncan Smith and Baroness (Helena) Kennedy, Co-Chairs of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, have written to Secretary of State Kwasi Kwarteng urging a review of the involvement of China General Nuclear Power Group in the UK’s nuclear power grid. The full text of the letter is below. LETTER BEGINS The Rt Hon Kwasi […]

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MPs vote for UK to stage diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

The UK House of Commons has unanimously passed a motion calling for the British government to stage a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics unless the Chinese government ends the “atrocities” taking place in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.  The backbench business debate motion was led by Conservative MP Tim Loughton, a member […]

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