IPAC coordinates legislative actions on Beijing Olympics across 11 parliaments

An international network of parliamentarians has announced a series of coordinated legislative actions on the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in light of widespread human rights abuses, with parliamentary interventions across 11 legislatures including the US, Canada, United Kingdom and European Union announced today. In a statement launching the campaign, the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) […]

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IPAC Statement on the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

The Olympic Games are an opportunity for people across the world to unite in a shared celebration of sport, friendship and solidarity – a celebration which should transcend national and political divides.  We, the Co-Chairs of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, are of the shared belief that this cannot be reconciled with holding the Games […]

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IPAC Newsletter 28 May 2021

IPAC GlobalIPAC released a statement in response to the passing of Hong Kong’s ‘patriot’ electoral reform laws. IPAC condemns attempts to turn Hong Kong into a fabricated and hollowed out democracy and calls on governments to take joint punitive economic actions to hold the Chinese government accountable. European UnionOver 20 IPAC members representing nine EU Member States […]

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Statement on the passing of the Hong Kong ‘patriot’ law

The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China condemns the passing of the so-called ‘patriot’ electoral reform law by the remaining members of the Hong Kong Legislative Council.  These anti-democratic changes represent a further dismantling of Hong Kong’s electoral system and demonstrate the Chinese government’s continued determination to silence all opposition in the city. By seeking to bar […]

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IPAC Newsletter 21 May 2021

BelgiumThe Belgian Parliament heard evidence from IPAC Co-Chair Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, who called on Belgium to recognise the Chinese government’s persecution of Uyghurs as a Genocide. Samuel Cogolati MP, leader of the parliamentary inquiry, summarised the key moments in the hearing here. European ParliamentMEPs voted to freeze ratification of the EU-China CAI investment deal until the Chinese government […]

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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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