Statement on the closure of Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily

We, the Co-Chairs of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, deplore the forced closure of Apple Daily, Hong Kong’s last remaining major pro-democracy newspaper, following the freezing of its assets by the Hong Kong authorities.  The attack on Apple Daily demonstrates the ruthless determination of the Chinese government to silence all dissenting voices in Hong Kong. […]

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IPAC New Zealand MPs call for no extradition to China

Co-Chairs of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China Louisa Wall MP and Simon O’Connor MP have written to Minister of Justice Hon Kris Faafoi arguing against the extradition of New Zealand residents and citizens to China, in light of widespread secret trials, torture and other abuses in China’s judicial system. LETTER BEGINS Ministry of Justice Wellington  […]

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60 IPAC parliamentarians call for UN investigation into Uyghur Genocide

Over 60 parliamentarians from 18 parliaments have called for the UN to launch a Commission of Inquiry into alleged Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity taking place in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China (XUAR), ahead of the a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva next week.  The letter, addressed to the […]

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IPAC Newsletter 18 June 2021

IPAC G7 Summit impactIPAC was established to push democratic states to take a united stance on the challenges posed by the Chinese Communist Party. One year on, these calls were echoed at the G7 Summit. A number of points raised in a letter from the IPAC Co-Chairs to G7 leaders were answered at the G7 Summit, including:  An […]

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Belgian Parliament declares Uyghurs at risk of Genocide

The Belgian Parliament has declared Uyghurs and other minority groups in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) to be victims of Crimes Against Humanity and at serious risk of Genocide. The motion was passed with near unanimity, with only the Communist Party not voting in favour.  The motion cites evidence documenting a dramatic decline in […]

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Czech Senate declares China perpetrating Genocide on Uyghurs ahead of key vote in Belgian Parliament

The Czech Senate has voted unanimously on a motion labelling the Chinese government’s treatment of Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious minorities as amounting to Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. The move comes as the Belgian Parliament prepares for a showdown on a resolution condemning human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region tomorrow.  The motion, […]

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IPAC Newsletter 11 June 2021

IPAC LAUNCHES WINTER OLYMPICS ACTION ACROSS 11 PARLIAMENTSThis week IPAC Members announced a series of parliamentary actions addressing the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in light of severe human rights abuses taking place in the Uyghur Region and elsewhere in China.  In the United States a bipartisan resolution led by Representatives Tom Malinowski and Mike Gallagher called on the […]

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Statement on the intimidation of Uyghur witnesses

Today the government of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region hosted a press conference claiming to feature the family and friends of Uyghur exiles abroad. Those present spoke against Uyghurs and other survivors who had recently provided testimony to the Uyghur Tribunal, an independent investigation into alleged Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity in the Uyghur Region. […]

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IPAC leads calls on G7 to reform global supply chains in light of Uyghur abuses

Parliamentarians from each of the G7 member states have called on their governments to reform supply chain legislation and support infrastructure projects in the developing world in response to China’s growing influence on the global stage. The joint letter, co-ordinated by the cross-party Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC), is addressed to leaders participating in the […]

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