Statement on the appointment of Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee

IPAC STATEMENT ON THE APPOINTMENT OF HONG KONG CHIEF EXECUTIVE JOHN LEE The appointment of John Lee as Hong Kong Chief Executive through a so-called election in which less than 0.2% of the Hong Kong population took part highlights the contempt with which the Chinese government views Hong Kong’s democratic ambitions. Lee was the sole […]

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Swiss Councillors back human rights sanctions bill in historic first

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04 MAY 2022 SWISS COUNCILLORS BACK HUMAN RIGHTS SANCTIONS BILL IN HISTORIC FIRST The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Swiss Federal Council has voted to revise the country’s Embargo Laws to enable targeted financial sanctions against human rights abusers internationally. If successful, these proposals would represent a historic first – […]

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Letter to New Zealand Justice Minister Kris Faafoi

21 April 2022 The Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern MP, Prime Minister  The Honourable Nanaia Mahuta MP, Foreign Minister  The Honourable Kris Faafoi, Minister of Justice We, members of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, write to raise concern about the planned extradition of Kyung Yup Kim. Without commenting on the nature of the case itself, we […]

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Statement on the arrest of journalists, trade unionists and other citizen court obervers in Hong Kong

STATEMENT ON THE ARREST OF JOURNALISTS, TRADE UNIONISTS AND OTHER CITIZEN COURT OBSERVERS IN HONG KONG The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China condemns the arrest of six individuals on suspicion of seditious intention to incite hatred, contempt or rebellion against the administration of justice in Hong Kong after applauding during the trial of Chow Hang-tung’s June […]

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Statement on the 23rd EU-China Summit

IPAC STATEMENT ON THE 23rd EU-CHINA SUMMIT The 23rd EU-China summit takes place as Russia continues its war of aggression in Ukraine, with the mass displacement of millions of Ukrainians, thousands of civilian deaths, terrible destruction through sweeping bombing campaigns, war crimes and other atrocities committed by the Russian military. Against this background, we as […]

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UK government bows to calls for British judges to withdraw from Hong Kong

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (30/03/2022)  UK GOVERNMENT BOWS TO CALLS FOR BRITISH JUDGES TO WITHDRAW FROM HONG KONG MOMENTS BEFORE KEY DEBATE The UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has made a statement supporting the withdrawal of British judges from Hong Kong, moments before a Westminster Hall debate on the issue secured by Sir Iain […]

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IPAC UK MPs call for support for Baltic on Russia and China

MPS LEAD CALLS FOR UK TO BACK BALTIC UNITED FRONT ON RUSSIA AND CHINA  A cross-party delegation of British parliamentarians belonging to the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) have called on the UK to redouble its defence commitment to the Baltic states and reduce economic dependence on autocracies including Russia and China, in a statement […]

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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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