IPAC statement on the passing of Senator Kimberley Kitching

The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China is united in mourning the tragic passing of our Co-Chair, Senator Kimberley Kitching. Kimberley devoted her work to the upholding of democracy and human rights internationally. She advocated tirelessly and fearlessly for the rights of oppressed peoples in Tibet, the Uyghur Region, Hong Kong and in China.  Today we have […]

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IPAC calls for UN Xinjiang visit to explore legal accountability for alleged genocide

The IPAC Co-Chairs have sent the below communication to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms Michelle Bachelet following the announcement that her office will be visiting the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in May 2022. Ms Michelle Bachelet  UN High Commissioner for Human Rights  Palais Wilson – 52 rue des Pâquis  CH-1201 Geneva (Switzerland)  09 […]

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International lawmakers call for release of Hong Kong 47 on one year anniversary of detention

Sixty lawmakers from Europe, the USA, India and Australia have signed a statement calling for the release of 47 Hong Kong pro-democracy politicians and activists on the one year anniversary of their charge and detention.  The statement, included below, says that the arrests “demonstrated beyond any doubt the Chinese government’s intent to use the National […]

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International lawmakers pile pressure on World Bank as investments in Uyghur forced labour exposed

A group of international lawmakers have written to President of the World Bank Mr David Malpass following revelations that the group had invested hundreds of millions of dollars in companies using state-sponsored forced labour in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China. The lawmakers, representing 14 countries across North America, Europe and Australia, have […]

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EU lawmakers slam new air cargo route to Xinjiang ‘forced labour capital’

The opening of a new air cargo route between Belgium and China’s Xinjiang is being met with opposition led by members of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC), over the widespread forced labour abuses and suspected Genocide taking place in the region.   The air cargo route links commercial hub Liège with Kashgar, the second largest […]

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IPAC MPs condemn ‘Olympics of Shame’ on eve of Beijing Opening Ceremony

An international coalition of over 70 legislators from North America, Europe and Australia have pledged to redouble efforts to hold the Chinese government accountable for its human rights violations in the Uyghur Region, Hong Kong and elsewhere in China on the eve of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.  The legislators, all members of the cross-party […]

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IPAC calls on UN to release Xinjiang report ahead of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Lawmakers from 20 countries have written to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights calling for the release of a long awaited report into human rights violations in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) before the beginning of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony.  The letter, attached, notes that it has been over […]

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IPAC Newsletter 28 January 2022

IPAC LEADS CALLS TO BLOCK FINANCING OF XINJIANG ABUSES: Parliamentarians from the EU, India, UK, Australia and Canada called on their governments to create investment blacklists to block banks from funding firms perpetrating forced labour and other abuses against Uyghurs. The letters, addressed to the respective finance ministers of each legislature, follow revelations that HSBC has traded […]

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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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