IPAC parliamentarians call for crackdown on HSBC financing of Uyghur abuses

Parliamentarians across the European Union, United Kingdom, India, Australia and Canada have called on their governments to block investors from bankrolling firms perpetrating forced labour abuses in the Uyghur Region of China, following reports that HSBC has held shares in a subsidiary of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC).  The 35 legislators, representing over […]

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IPAC Newsletter 21 January 2022

FRENCH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES TO RECOGNISE UYGHURS AS VICTIMS OF GENOCIDE: The resolution noted the widespread internment, forced labour and forced sterlization of Uyghurs at the hands of the Chinese government, and declared that such violations amounted to Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide. The text, co-sponsored by IPAC Députée Frédérique Dumas and backed by Constance Le […]

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IPAC statement on the activities of the United Front Work Department in the UK Parliament

The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (UK) is deeply disturbed by revelations that an agent acting on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department (UFWD), has established influential relations with Members of Parliament and key parliamentary groups.  The UFWD is a network of individuals and organisations acting on behalf of the Chinese Communist […]

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Statement on the 2021 Hong Kong Legislative Council Elections

This year’s Legislative Council elections mark a sobering milestone in the Chinese government’s dismantling of Hong Kong’s democracy, freedoms and autonomy. The elections will be the first to take place since changes made under the ‘patriot’ electoral reform law; changes that have slashed the number of directly contested seats and require candidates to be screened […]

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MPs pile pressure on EU, Canada to stage diplomatic boycott of Beijing Games

European and Canadian parliamentarians have called on their governments to decline invitations to attend the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics following announcements of a diplomatic boycott of the Games by the US, UK, Australia and others.  Members of the cross-party Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) in the European Parliament, Germany, France, Canada, Czechia, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, […]

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UK government says no plans for Ministers to attend Beijing Winter Olympics

UK GOVERNMENT SAYS NO PLANS FOR MINISTERS TO ATTEND BEIJING WINTER OLYMPICS  Jacob Rees-Mogg – the Leader of the House of Commons – confirmed that “no tickets have been booked” for UK government ministers to attend the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, speaking in the Chamber today.  The announcement was made in response to a question […]

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IPAC statement on the election of Hu Binchen to INTERPOL Executive Committee

The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) is deeply concerned by the election of senior Chinese government official Hu Binchen to the INTERPOL Executive Committee at today’s General Assembly meeting.  The government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has repeatedly abused the INTERPOL Red Notice to persecute dissidents in exile. Hu’s election gives the PRC […]

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Statement on the safety and wellbeing of athlete Peng Shuai

We, members of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC), are deeply concerned for the safety and wellbeing of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai.  Peng has not been seen or heard in public since she alleged on social media that a former vice-premier of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Zhang Gaoli, had sexually assaulted her. […]

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Parliamentarians raise global alarm at PRC INTERPOL election bid

Parliamentarians and activists from around the world have launched a global campaign to oppose the candidacy of Hu Binchen, a Deputy Director General at China’s Ministry of Public Security, to the INTERPOL Executive Committee at its General Assembly session later this month. 50 legislators from the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) have penned a joint […]

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IPAC calls on Ukraine to block deportation of Kazakh asylum seeker

The Presidential Office of Ukraine Kyiv 11 November 2021 RE: Kazakh asylum seeker at risk of deportation to P. R. China Dear President Volodymyr Zelensky,  We, Members of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC), write to you to express our concern about the ongoing case of Yilisen Aierken (Аєркен Їлісен), who is currently seeking asylum […]

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