Statement on the intimidation of Uyghur witnesses

Today the government of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region hosted a press conference claiming to feature the family and friends of Uyghur exiles abroad. Those present spoke against Uyghurs and other survivors who had recently provided testimony to the Uyghur Tribunal, an independent investigation into alleged Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity in the Uyghur Region. […]

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IPAC leads calls on G7 to reform global supply chains in light of Uyghur abuses

Parliamentarians from each of the G7 member states have called on their governments to reform supply chain legislation and support infrastructure projects in the developing world in response to China’s growing influence on the global stage. The joint letter, co-ordinated by the cross-party Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC), is addressed to leaders participating in the […]

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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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