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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IPAC Newsletter 09 July 2021

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT BACKS BEIJING OLYMPICS DIPLOMATIC BOYCOTT: MEPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of an urgency resolution on Hong Kong and the closure of Apple Daily. The motion, co-authored by IPAC MEPs including Reinhard Bütikofer, Miriam Lexmann, Engin Eroglu, David Lega and Anna Fotyga, among others, urged representatives of EU Member States to decline invitations to attend the Beijing […]

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IPAC leads calls on HSBC to release Hong Kong activists’ frozen assets

Members of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP (United Kingdom) and Uffe Elbaek MP (Denmark) have written to HSBC Group Chairman Mark Tucker, after being refused a meeting to discuss HSBC’s actions in Hong Kong unless certain issues were taken off the table. In a public letter, below, the MPs called […]

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IPAC Newsletter 02 July 2021

European ParliamentIPAC MEPs Miriam Lexmann, Reinhard Bütikofer and Anna Fotyga called on EU leaders to back sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for the crackdown in Hong Kong and to terminate extradition agreements with China. The recommendations were made in a joint letter with the chairs of the informal Hong Kong Watch Group in the European Parliament.  Denmark, Norway and […]

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IPAC Newsletter 25 June 2021

IPAC RESPONDS TO CLOSURE OF APPLE DAILY: Apple Daily’s forced closure, following the arrest of several senior figures and freezing of the newspaper’s assets, was condemned in a statement from the IPAC Co-Chairs. IPAC called on democratic states to impose sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials responsible for the crackdown on press freedoms.  In the European Parliament, Engin Eroglu […]

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IPAC MEPs lead letter in wake of Apple Daily forced closure

IPAC Member Engin Eroglu MEP has led an open letter to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam following the forced closure of Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily. The signatories condemn the attacks on press freedoms in the city and call for the release of arrested journalists. A full copy of the letter is attached below. […]

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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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