IPAC Newsletter 26 August 2021

STATEMENT ON THE CONVICTIONS OF HONG KONG ACTIVISTS: The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China is united in condemnation of the conviction of Andy Li, Chan Tsz-wah and Tong Ying-kit. These politically motivated prosecutions leave the free world in no doubt regarding the decline of Hong Kong’s freedoms and legal processes under the National Security Law. Full StatementThe Independent.  

GROWING MOMENTUM FOR  BEIJING OLYMPICS DIPLOMATIC BOYCOTT: The Japanese Diet’s Foreign Affairs Committee chair wants more pressure on the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics as human rights abuses continue in the Uyghur Region, responding to IPAC’s campaign for a diplomatic boycott of the Games. The Sydney Morning Herald.

INTERPOL CANCELS ALERT FOR UYGHUR MAN SOUGHT BY BEIJING: Interpol has withdrawn an arrest warrant issued for Uyghur activist Idris Hassan, following calls made by over 40 IPAC members on the Moroccan Government to block his extradition to China. His case will be heard in court next month. South China Morning Post.

DIDI DELAYS UK, EUROPE EXPANSION OVER DATA SECURITY FEARS: The decision follows concerns raised by IPAC UK MPs on the access the Chinese government could have to sensitive user data stored on the ride sharing taxi app. Wall Street Journal.