On the obstruction of the democratic process ahead of the 2020 Hong Kong Legislative Council elections

The decision to disqualify democratic candidates and the anticipated delay to September’s Legislative Council elections represent unacceptable obstructions of the democratic process in Hong Kong and raise further concerns about the erosion of rights and freedoms in the city. After the widely condemned imposition of the National Security Law, these actions represent a further curtailing […]

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IPAC statement on the obstruction of the democratic process ahead of the 2020 Hong Kong Legislative Council Elections

The decision to disqualify democratic candidates and the anticipated delay to September’s Legislative Council elections represent unacceptable obstructions to the democratic process in Hong Kong and raise further concerns about the erosion of rights and freedoms in the city. After the widely condemned imposition of the National Security Law, these actions further curtail of Hong Kong’s way of life […]

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On the twenty-first anniversary of the persecution of Falun Gong

Twenty-one years ago the Chinese Communist Party began a campaign of persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. We take this solemn moment to remember also the Uyghurs, Tibetans, Christians and other religious minorities that have been targeted with increasingly severe repression and grave violations of human rights. Over the past two decades the campaign against Falun […]

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On the twenty-first anniversary of the persecution of Falun Gong

Twenty-one years ago the Chinese Communist Party began a campaign of persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. We take this solemn moment to remember also the Uyghurs, Tibetans, Christians and other religious minorities that have been targeted with increasingly severe repression and grave violations of human rights. Over the past two decades the campaign against Falun […]

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New report urges UK China strategy rethink

A recently published report authored by Charlie Parton OBE, former diplomat and now Senior Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, calls for the UK to develop a new strategy in its relations with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The paper, published by the Policy Institute at King’s College London, highlights the failure of previous UK policy […]

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Alle verdens borgere kan nå arresteres for kritikk av Kinas kommunistparti

This article is reproduced with the permission of the author. An original version of this article was published in the Aftenposten on the 12th July 2020 and is available here. Kina har brutt avtalen om «Ett land, to systemer» for Hongkong. Vi må gi asyl til demokratiforkjempere som nå er i fare. Kina har gjennomlevd dramatiske […]

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To expose China’s secrecy, demand reciprocal access to Tibet

This opinion piece was originally published by Euractiv on June 15, 2020. It is reproduced with the permission of the publishers. The full article can be accessed here. Since long before the COVID-19 crisis began, the Chinese government has been permitting only select groups of foreign visitors into Tibet. But now that, as widely reported by […]

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The Bear in the Room

This article is reproduced with the permission of the publishers. The original article was published in Australian Polity, Volume 8, Number 1. It can be surprising at how fast events that significantly change perceptions can occur. Take the attitude to China. For years, many in the west assumed that the Middle Kingdom would liberalise politically as […]

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Statement from Simon O’Connor MP and Louisa Wall MP

“As co-chairs of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China for New Zealand, we joined last week with colleagues from ten other legislatures which have extradition treaties with Hong Kong to discuss the impact of the national security law. We are calling on the New Zealand government to confirm that there will be no extraditions made to […]

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IPAC leads calls for Xinjiang action

Legislators from the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) have been leading calls for urgent political action in response to evidence suggesting a Chinese Government birth prevention programme in the Xinjiang-Uyghur Autonomous Region. The report, authored by IPAC advisor Professor Adrian Zenz and published by the Associated Press, found a sharp fall in birth rates among ethnic […]

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