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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IPAC statement on the activities of the United Front Work Department in the UK Parliament

The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (UK) is deeply disturbed by revelations that an agent acting on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department (UFWD), has established influential relations with Members of Parliament and key parliamentary groups.  The UFWD is a network of individuals and organisations acting on behalf of the Chinese Communist […]

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Statement on the 2021 Hong Kong Legislative Council Elections

This year’s Legislative Council elections mark a sobering milestone in the Chinese government’s dismantling of Hong Kong’s democracy, freedoms and autonomy. The elections will be the first to take place since changes made under the ‘patriot’ electoral reform law; changes that have slashed the number of directly contested seats and require candidates to be screened […]

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IPAC Newsletter 17 December 2021

US SET TO BAN XINJIANG IMPORTS: The House of Representatives unanimously backed legislation which will impose a presumptive ban on all imports from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region unless importers can provide proof that their goods are free from Uyghur forced labour. The moves, led by IPAC Co-Chair Senator Marco Rubio, follows reports that Uyghur forced labour is […]

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IPAC Newsletter 10 December 2021

MAJOR VICTORIES FOR IPAC CAMPAIGN ON WINTER OLYMPICS: This week saw the US, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Lithuania announce that senior government representatives would not be attending the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. IPAC has led parliamentary campaigns in each of these legislatures over the past few months, calling for a diplomatic boycott of the Games in light of the […]

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MPs pile pressure on EU, Canada to stage diplomatic boycott of Beijing Games

European and Canadian parliamentarians have called on their governments to decline invitations to attend the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics following announcements of a diplomatic boycott of the Games by the US, UK, Australia and others.  Members of the cross-party Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) in the European Parliament, Germany, France, Canada, Czechia, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, […]

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