IPAC Newsletter 14 May 2021

IPAC GlobalThe IPAC Co-Chairs released a statement in response to reports revealing widespread use of Uyghur forced labour in global solar supply chains, with the Xinjiang Uyghur region responsible for 45% of global production in solar grade polysilicon. IPAC calls for democratic states to take coordinated action to ensure supply chains for critical green technologies are not […]

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IPAC Statement on evidence of Uyghur forced labour in global solar supply chains

A report published today by Sheffield Hallam University has revealed extensive links between global solar energy technology supply chains and the widespread use of forced labour in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The report analyses official corporate documentation to find that all four of the Uyghur Region’s major polysilicon manufacturers have participated in or use […]

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IPAC Newsletter 07 May 2021

IPAC GlobalForeign Ministers from G7 states released a joint statement echoing calls led by IPAC for Taiwan’s “meaningful participation” in the upcoming World Health Assembly, one week after the launch of the #LetTaiwanHelp campaign.    AustraliaSenator Kimberley Kitching led calls for a review of a Belt and Road Initiative style deal between the State of Western Australia and Beijing, criticising partnerships with organisations […]

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IPAC Newsletter 30 April 2021

IPAC GlobalIPAC and Rep. Ami Bera launched the #LetTaiwanHelp campaign calling for Taiwan to participate in the upcoming World Health Assembly, announced in a video statement featuring IPAC members from 12 legislatures.  The campaign drew significant media coverage and was recognised by Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen. Alongside the campaign, a resolution led by IPAC Co-Chair Senator Pavel Fischer calling on the […]

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IPAC launches global #LetTaiwanHelp campaign, calls for Taiwan to take part in World Health Assembly

An international cross-party group of parliamentarians have launched a global campaign pushing for Taiwan’s participation in the upcoming World Health Assembly, with the World Health Organization (WHO) accused of allowing a “dangerous gap in the global network.” The move was announced in a video statement released by the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC), featuring 15 […]

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IPAC Newsletter 23 April 2021

Australia The Australian government stepped in to cancel two Belt and Road Initiative agreements signed between Victoria State and China. IPAC Co-Chair Senator Kimberley Kitching described the agreements as a “debt trap”, with IPAC Co-Chair Senator James Paterson also welcoming the move, as covered by the Sydney Morning Herald. BelgiumRead coverage of a resolution led by IPAC […]

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UK Parliament unanimously declares the Chinese government is committing a Genocide against Uyghurs in historic first

The House of Commons has unanimously declared that Uyghurs and other minorities in the Xinjiang region are victims of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, the first time a motion declaring genocide has been passed unopposed in the British parliament. The UK joins the US, Canada and the Netherlands in having made formal declarations of a […]

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IPAC Newsletter 16 April 2021

IPAC GlobalUS Senator Mark Warner briefed over 20 IPAC members on China’s growing technological dominance in a meeting chaired by Senator James Paterson. Discussions centred on supply chains resilience, cyber security and coordination between democratic countries to develop new technologies.  AustraliaIPAC Co-Chair Senator James Paterson spoke out against Anti-Asian racism, saying it is “morally abhorrent” to […]

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IPAC Newsletter 09 April 2021

IPAC GlobalIPAC led a statement signed by over 100 parliamentarians globally calling for the release of detained Hong Kong activist Andy Li. The signatories, representing 18 legislatures, committed to making urgent representations on Andy Li’s behalf to their respective governments. Full coverage here. CzechiaThe Czech parliament adopted a resolution labelling China and Russia as “threats to national security”. A motion […]

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