IPAC Newsletter 26th March 2021

Sanctions on IPAC EU and UK members This Chinese government has issued sanctions on a number of those within the IPAC network in retaliation for EU and UK sanctions on perpetrators of gross human rights abuses in the Uyghur region. Those sanctioned include IPAC EU Members Reinhard Bütikofer MEP, Miriam Lexmann MEP, Samuel Cogolati MP […]

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IPAC statement on sanctions issued against UK members

STATEMENT FROM THE INTER-PARLIAMENTARY ALLIANCE ON CHINA ON SANCTIONS ISSUED ON UK MEMBERS  Today the Chinese government has announced retaliatory sanctions on nine UK individuals and four entities who have spoken out on the persecution of Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious minorities in China.  Those sanctioned include five members of the Inter-Parliamentary alliance on […]

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Report reveals China’s new coercive ‘cradle to grave’ strategies in Tibet, MPs call for sanctions

A new report from the Tibet Advocacy Coalition has revealed the Chinese government’s ‘cradle to grave’ policies of displacement, control and cultural erasure in Tibet. The report adds to concerns around coercive labour transfer schemes in the region, with Chinese official statistics referencing over 2.8 million Tibetans transferred over the past five years. In response, […]

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China sanctions IPAC Parliamentarians in retaliation for EU action on Uyghur abuses

Today the Chinese government has announced sanctions on ten EU individuals and four entities in retaliation for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for gross human rights abuses.  Members of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) sanctioned include Reinhard Bütikofer MEP and Miriam Lexmann MEP, co-authors of a European Parliament Resolution in December last year calling […]

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IPAC Newsletter 19th March 2021

CanadaA report published by the Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development called for supply chain reform and sanctions on Chinese officials in light of human rights abuses against Uyghurs. IPAC members Garnett Genuis MP and Heather McPherson were among the co-authors of the report. IPAC members John McKay MP, Kenny Chiu MP, Tom Kmiec MP, Heather McPherson […]

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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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