IPAC Newsletter 19 February 2021

CanadaIPAC members Garnett Genuis MP and Esther McPherson MP led calls for the Canadian government to declare China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims a “genocide” in an opposition motion debated in Parliament. The motion will be voted on next week.  ItalyEU Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis was questioned by IPAC member Paolo Formentini MP on the EU-China CAI investment […]

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Belgian parliamentarians call for government to declare “genocide” in Xinjiang, reject EU-China CAI deal

Parliamentarians sitting in Belgium’s Chamber of Representatives have submitted a resolution calling for the Belgian government to declare the persecution of Uyghur Muslims and minority a ‘genocide’. If successful, Belgium would become the first European country to follow the US Government in declaring an ongoing genocide in the Xinjiang region.  The resolution is co-sponsored by […]

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IPAC Newsletter 12 February 2021

IPAC Global Over 50 IPAC MPs representing 16 legislatures signed a letter to HSBC Chairman Mark Tucker requesting the immediate unfreezing of bank accounts belonging to exiled former Hong Kong legislator Ted Hui and his family, as covered in the Guardian.   BelgiumIPAC co-chair Samuel Cogolati MP tabled a resolution calling on the Belgian government to declare […]

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IPAC Parliamentarians call on HSBC to unfreeze Hong Kong pro-democracy activist’s accounts

A group of over 50 legislators representing 16 legislatures have written to HSBC Chairman Mark Tucker criticising the bank for its freezing of bank accounts belonging to activists associated with Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. The parliamentarians call for the unfreezing of accounts belonging to exiled former legislator Ted Hui and his family. The letter, a […]

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IPAC Newsletter 05 February 2021

IPAC GlobalIPAC co-chairs issued a statement in response to BBC reports revealing systemic torture and rape in Xinjiang prison camps. IPAC’s call for states to initiate investigations into alleged genocide and crimes against humanity was covered in the Sydney Morning Herald and ABC news.  AustraliaAustralian Foreign Minister Marise Payne echoed IPAC calls for UN investigations into the systematic torture and abuse of women detained […]

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IPAC parliamentarians call for genocide investigations in light of reports of torture and sexual abuse in Xinjiang prison camps

A group of senior politicians representing the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China have issued a statement calling on their governments to lead investigations into alleged genocide and crimes against humanity taking place in the Xinjiang region. The move comes after a BBC report revealed systemic torture and sexual abuse against Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other groups interned […]

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IPAC statement on reports of torture and sexual abuse in Xinjiang prison camps

The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China is united in horror and in condemnation of sickening reports of the torture and rape of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in the internment camps of Xinjiang. Eyewitness testimonies broadcast by the BBC have exposed depraved and dehumanising treatment of those detained in several camps.  Our hearts go out to […]

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IPAC Newsletter 29 January 2021

Canada IPAC co-chair Garnett Genuis MP led calls in Parliament for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to recognise the abuse of Uyghurs in Xinjiang as a genocide, having also questioned the Foreign Minister on the case earlier in the week.  European ParliamentIPAC MEP Anna Fotyga questioned the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell on whether the EU-China CAI investment […]

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Former NATO Secretary General slams EU-China CAI investment deal in meeting with IPAC parliamentarians

Former Prime Minister of Denmark and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen offered heavy criticism of the EU-China Common Agreement on Investment (CAI) in remarks made to a meeting of senior legislators from the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) on Thursday evening.  Speaking on the hasty conclusion of the seven year negotiations, which took many […]

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