IPAC Newsletter 22 January 2021

Belgium IPAC co-chairs Els van Hoof MP and Samuel Cogolati MP questioned Belgian Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmès on the negotiation of the EU-China CAI investment deal, highlighting security risks arising from China’s access to EU energy and telecommunications markets and human rights concerns around China’s failure to ratify ILO conventions on forced labour.  European ParliamentAn Urgency Resolution on the […]

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IPAC Newsletter 15 January 2021

Canada The Canadian government issued an advisory for businesses operating in Xinjiang, citing widespread forced labour and grave human rights abuses. This answers calls made by IPAC members for supply chain risk profiles to be updated for the region.  European Union25 IPAC members of the European Parliament and EU member states met to discuss concerns with […]

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Statement of support for IPAC members Uffe Elbæk MP and Katarina Ammitzbøll MP

We, co-chairs of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, are deeply disturbed by reports that the Hong Kong authorities are considering prosecuting IPAC Denmark members Uffe Elbæk MP and Katarina Ammitzbøll MP for their connection to exiled Hong Kong activist Ted Hui.  The proposed charges against the Danish lawmakers are illegitimate and false. The invitation extended […]

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IPAC Newsletter 08 January 2021

BelgiumIPAC co-chair Samuel Cogolati MP questioned the Minister for Foreign Affairs on the EU-China CAI investment deal, highlighting concerns around access granted to Chinese firms investing in energy infrastructure and 5G networks.   CzechiaA motion proposed by IPAC co-chair Sen. Pavel Fischer recommending the government block bids from Russian and Chinese firms seeking to invest in nuclear […]

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Statement on the arrest of over 50 Hong Kong activists, politicians and lawyers

STATEMENT ON THE ARREST OF OVER 50 HONG KONG PRO-DEMOCRAT POLITICIANS, ACTIVISTS AND LAWYERS The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China is united in condemnation of the arrest of over 50 Hong Kong pan-democrat politicians, activists and lawyers and calls on the international community to take urgent action.  Those arrested had taken part in primary polling for […]

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IPAC Weekly Newsletter: 18 December 2020

IPAC Global18 IPAC co-chairs wrote letters urging their respective foreign ministers to issue statements in support of Australia against China’s attempts at bullying and coercion. Those petitioned included Canada, Czechia, Denmark, the EU, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand and the UK. Coverage here.  A database of the Shanghai Chinese Communist Party branch membership register leaked […]

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IPAC Parliamentarians call on governments internationally to condemn China bullying and show solidarity with Australia

Politicians from the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) have written to their respective governments urging them to condemn the Chinese government’s sanctions and threats against Australia in a public statement of solidarity with the Australian people.  The calls were made in a coordinated series of letters signed by IPAC co-chairs representing parliamentarians in nine legislatures […]

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IPAC Weekly Newsletter: 11 December 2020

IPAC Global IPAC members took part in the #FreeChinaHostages Christmas cards campaign, highlighting the plight of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor on the second anniversary of their imprisonment in China.  AustraliaIPAC member Kevin Andrews MP led a Human Rights Sub-Committee report calling for Australia to introduce a Magnitsky human rights sanctions regime.  European Union The European Union […]

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