IPAC Newsletter 12th March 2021

IPAC GlobalParliamentarians from across the IPAC global network took part in a video message for International Women’s Day, calling for action on the abuses suffered by Uyghur and other minority women in the Xinjiang region. Watch the video here. European ParliamentIPAC MEP Engin Eroglu led a cross-party letter to EU High Representative Josep Borrell Fontelles expressing concern […]

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IPAC Parliamentarians condemn abuse of Uyghur women on International Women’s Day, call for genocide investigations

A cross-party international group of female parliamentarians have released a statement highlighting the abuse of Uyghur and other religious and ethnic minority women in China’s Xinjiang region to mark International Women’s Day. The statement, released in video format by the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, calls for governments to pursue legal investigations into alleged genocide taking […]

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IPAC Newsletter 5th March 2021

IPAC GlobalIPAC co-chairs were delighted to host Joseph Wu, the Foreign Minister of Taiwan, this week for a briefing followed by discussion. IPAC looks forward to deepening its friendship and partnership with Taiwan as it comes under increasing pressure from Beijing.  Earlier in the week IPAC issued a statement in response to new evidence of […]

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Ireland joins IPAC, becoming the 20th legislature represented in the Alliance

Four members of Ireland’s Oireachtas have joined an international cross-party alliance of legislators as part of a coordinated effort to secure a tougher stance on China from the Irish Government.  The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) works to reform the approach of democratic countries to China. Since its launch last June, IPAC’s membership has grown […]

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IPAC Newsletter 26 February 2021

CanadaCanada’s Parliament has recognised an ongoing Genocide against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, with a motion co-sponsored by IPAC co-chair Garnett Genuis MP approved by 266 votes to 0. IPAC members have called for targeted sanctions on Chinese government officials in response to the declaration. Full story here. European ParliamentA cross-party letter led by IPAC members Anna […]

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IPAC Newsletter 19 February 2021

CanadaIPAC members Garnett Genuis MP and Esther McPherson MP led calls for the Canadian government to declare China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims a “genocide” in an opposition motion debated in Parliament. The motion will be voted on next week.  ItalyEU Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis was questioned by IPAC member Paolo Formentini MP on the EU-China CAI investment […]

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Belgian parliamentarians call for government to declare “genocide” in Xinjiang, reject EU-China CAI deal

Parliamentarians sitting in Belgium’s Chamber of Representatives have submitted a resolution calling for the Belgian government to declare the persecution of Uyghur Muslims and minority a ‘genocide’. If successful, Belgium would become the first European country to follow the US Government in declaring an ongoing genocide in the Xinjiang region.  The resolution is co-sponsored by […]

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IPAC Newsletter 12 February 2021

IPAC Global Over 50 IPAC MPs representing 16 legislatures signed a letter to HSBC Chairman Mark Tucker requesting the immediate unfreezing of bank accounts belonging to exiled former Hong Kong legislator Ted Hui and his family, as covered in the Guardian.   BelgiumIPAC co-chair Samuel Cogolati MP tabled a resolution calling on the Belgian government to declare […]

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