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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IPAC Newsletter 3rd December 2021

AUSTRALIA PASSES MAGNITSKY LAWS: Legislation to enable Australia to implement travel bans and asset freezes on perpetrators of human rights abuses passed with overwhelming cross-support. The moves follow successful campaigns from IPAC members Senator James Paterson, Senator Kimberley Kitching and Kevin Andrews MP, with calls to use the legislation against PRC officials responsible for abuses in the Uyghur […]

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IPAC Newsletter 26 November 2021

IPAC CALLS FOR REFORM IN WAKE OF INTERPOL ELECTION: IPAC has reiterated its calls for states to revoke extradition treaties with the PRC and Hong Kong following the election of senior PRC official Hu Binchen to the INTERPOL Executive Committee. IPAC has gained global press attention for its calls on democratic states to oppose Hu’s candidacy. IPAC statement.SCMP.Le Monde.ABC News. UK OPENS […]

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UK government says no plans for Ministers to attend Beijing Winter Olympics

UK GOVERNMENT SAYS NO PLANS FOR MINISTERS TO ATTEND BEIJING WINTER OLYMPICS  Jacob Rees-Mogg – the Leader of the House of Commons – confirmed that “no tickets have been booked” for UK government ministers to attend the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, speaking in the Chamber today.  The announcement was made in response to a question […]

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IPAC statement on the election of Hu Binchen to INTERPOL Executive Committee

The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) is deeply concerned by the election of senior Chinese government official Hu Binchen to the INTERPOL Executive Committee at today’s General Assembly meeting.  The government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has repeatedly abused the INTERPOL Red Notice to persecute dissidents in exile. Hu’s election gives the PRC […]

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IPAC Newsletter 19 November 2021

IPAC LEADS GLOBAL OPPOSITION TO PRC INTERPOL BID: IPAC members called on their governments to oppose the candidacy of PRC official Hu Binchen to the INTERPOL Executive Committee at the organisation’s General Assembly later this month. The letter, signed by 50 parliamentarians from over 20 countries, warned that the PRC’s abuse of the INTERPOL Red Notice system is […]

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Statement on the safety and wellbeing of athlete Peng Shuai

We, members of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC), are deeply concerned for the safety and wellbeing of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai.  Peng has not been seen or heard in public since she alleged on social media that a former vice-premier of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Zhang Gaoli, had sexually assaulted her. […]

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Parliamentarians raise global alarm at PRC INTERPOL election bid

Parliamentarians and activists from around the world have launched a global campaign to oppose the candidacy of Hu Binchen, a Deputy Director General at China’s Ministry of Public Security, to the INTERPOL Executive Committee at its General Assembly session later this month. 50 legislators from the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) have penned a joint […]

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