Statement on the arrest of over 50 Hong Kong activists, politicians and lawyers

STATEMENT ON THE ARREST OF OVER 50 HONG KONG PRO-DEMOCRAT POLITICIANS, ACTIVISTS AND LAWYERS The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China is united in condemnation of the arrest of over 50 Hong Kong pan-democrat politicians, activists and lawyers and calls on the international community to take urgent action.  Those arrested had taken part in primary polling for […]

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IPAC Weekly Newsletter: 18 December 2020

IPAC Global18 IPAC co-chairs wrote letters urging their respective foreign ministers to issue statements in support of Australia against China’s attempts at bullying and coercion. Those petitioned included Canada, Czechia, Denmark, the EU, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand and the UK. Coverage here.  A database of the Shanghai Chinese Communist Party branch membership register leaked […]

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IPAC Parliamentarians call on governments internationally to condemn China bullying and show solidarity with Australia

Politicians from the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) have written to their respective governments urging them to condemn the Chinese government’s sanctions and threats against Australia in a public statement of solidarity with the Australian people.  The calls were made in a coordinated series of letters signed by IPAC co-chairs representing parliamentarians in nine legislatures […]

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IPAC Weekly Newsletter: 11 December 2020

IPAC Global IPAC members took part in the #FreeChinaHostages Christmas cards campaign, highlighting the plight of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor on the second anniversary of their imprisonment in China.  AustraliaIPAC member Kevin Andrews MP led a Human Rights Sub-Committee report calling for Australia to introduce a Magnitsky human rights sanctions regime.  European Union The European Union […]

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IPAC Weekly Newsletter: 04 December 2020

AustraliaIPAC launched a campaign to buy Australian wine in solidarity with the country as it endures a fresh round of sanctions from China. Our viral video, featuring IPAC members from 12 countries, has been covered widely in international media including the BBC, CNN and the Guardian. The campaign received support from the White House National […]

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Statement on the sentencing of Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam

The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China condemns the arrest and sentencing of Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam. The punishments given are illegitimate and wholly disproportionate with the actions that the Hong Kong authorities claim to be crimes. This sentence has made a mockery of the rule of law in the city […]

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IPAC leads global campaign to buy Australian wine in stand against Chinese government bullying

Politicians from the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) have launched a global campaign urging people to buy Australian wine as the country withstands intense pressure from the Chinese government. IPAC represents more than 200 MPs from 19 countries. The campaign was announced in a video featuring IPAC members calling on their compatriots to give up […]

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IPAC Weekly Newsletter: 27 November 2020

CanadaIPAC co-chair Garnett Genuis MP addressed the Special Committee on Canada-China Relations, raising concerns of ‘elite capture’ and the attempts of the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department to illegitimately influence democratic processes. European UnionIPAC co-chair Reinhard Bütikofer MEP spoke at the European Parliament calling for sanctions on Chinese government officials in response to the expulsion […]

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IPAC Weekly Newsletter: 20 November 2020

AustraliaIPAC members Reinhard Bütikofer MEP and Sen. Marco Rubio made press statements expressing solidarity with the Australian people as the country withstands renewed pressure from the Chinese government.  CanadaIPAC Canada members were instrumental in ensuring the passage of a non-binding motion calling on the Canadian government to ban Huawei’s 5G within 30 days. CzechiaIPAC co-chairs Jan Lipavský MP […]

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IPAC Weekly Newsletter: 13 November 2020

IPAC Global63 IPAC members representing 14 legislatures signed a letter calling on the International Criminal Court to accept a complaint alleging Chinese government Uyghur genocide in Xinjiang. The initiative received widespread press attention.  AustraliaIPAC members Sen. Kimberley Kitching, Tim Wilson MP and Sen. James Paterson made statements to the media urging Australia to take tough action […]

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