Tag: China

Armando Armas: Is Hong Kong the New Tiananmen?

Armando Armas: Is Hong Kong the New Tiananmen?

What follow is the English version of an article by Armando Armas, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly of Venezuela and honorary member of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, published on June 7 in La Gran Epoca on the repression in Hong Kong, and the abuse of violence by the Chinese

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Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China launched

Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China launched

The membership of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China has ballooned to over 100 legislators from 13 countries, in under a week. The rise makes the alliance the single largest bloc of politicians concerned about the rise of China. At the time of launching, on 6 June, the alliance was made up of 18 legislators from 9 countries. It now stands

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Italian MPs support an international appeal for Hong Kong

Italian MPs support an international appeal for Hong Kong

Lord Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong, has called for a United Nations special envoy to be appointed to defend human rights in the city amid a growing international outcry against China’s move to impose a controversial national security law intended to crush dissent. “The establishment of an international contact group to coordinate a global response would

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International appeal on the “flagrant breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration”

International appeal on the “flagrant breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration”

A cross-party international coalition of 682 parliamentarians and policymakers from 36 countries today issued a statement decrying Beijing’s “unilateral introduction of national security legislation in Hong Kong”, and calling for sympathetic governments to unite against this “flagrant breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration”. Led by the former Governor of Hong Kong, Lord Patten, and the former UK Foreign Secretary, Sir

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COVID19 plot thickens: WHO exactly informed the WHO on December 31st?

COVID19 plot thickens: WHO exactly informed the WHO on December 31st?

While highly sceptic on Beijing’s official narrative and the WHO’s public applauding of the PCC’s handling of the crisis – as when its Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus commended China for “setting a new standard for outbreak control” and praised the country’s top leadership for its “openness to sharing information” with the WHO and other countries on January 28 after

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High time to adopt the Right to Know

High time to adopt the Right to Know

The events of the past months make it painstakingly clear how much the lack of a political and civil right to know has a direct and devastating impact on the life of citizens all around the world. From the secret plan of the Italian government in January – kept hidden from the public in order not to induce a panic,

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