Tag: China

The green transition needs a democratic transition first

The green transition needs a democratic transition first

From April 1968, the issue of the limits of economic growth has been brought to the international attention by the Club of Rome. The debate around the climate crisis and the future of the Earth and its ecosystems has grown significantly ever since. In 2015, the United Nations approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development listing 17 goals with one

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Laura Harth’s testimony to Parliament on the pandemic

Laura Harth’s testimony to Parliament on the pandemic

“In the resolution adopted last May by the World Health Assembly (WHO) on the response to the pandemic, member States pledged to fight what has been defined as an ‘infomedia’. The UN Secretary General and agencies – including WHO itself – have launched various appeals to States to fight it. I believe in the importance and role of multilateral organizations

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Statement by Norman Baker in support of the Right to Know

Statement by Norman Baker in support of the Right to Know

Statement by Norman Baker, former British Home Office Minister, in support of the Radical Party’s initiative for a project resolution on the Right to Know tabled at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Democracy is nothing without citizens who are educated and informed. And to be informed, citizens must have the Right To Know. Democracy cannot simply be

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Solidarity with Hong Kong’s Pan-Democratic Legislators

Solidarity with Hong Kong’s Pan-Democratic Legislators

Joint Declaration: full solidarity with Hong Kong’s Pan-democratic Legislators On November 11, 2020, the adoption of a new resolution by China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) allowed the Hong Kong Executive to immediately disqualify four Members of the Legislative Council without the possibility of judicial appeal. The four pan-dem Legislators Alvin Yeung, Dennis Kwok, Kwok Ka-ki and Kenneth Leung

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Propaganda made in China: Italy at a crossroads

Propaganda made in China: Italy at a crossroads

In Italy, China is no longer a mere news item: it directly makes the news. In a sector continuously struggling for its survival, the staggering number of secret agreements with CCP media outlets should be of huge concern. The analysis by Laura Harth published by Formiche.net We have written multiple times about the fundamental role of information to counter the

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Webinar: “Cambodia and the Murdering of a Democracy”

Webinar: “Cambodia and the Murdering of a Democracy”

On 29 October the association Liberi Cittadini (LC) and the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty (NRPTT) held a roundtable discussion entitled “Cambodia and the Murdering of a Democracy” to look at the situation in Cambodia as the Thai protests unfold. Participants shed a light on the crackdown of rule of law and opposition rights in Cambodia. The meeting was broadcast

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We, band of brothers, will not be silenced

We, band of brothers, will not be silenced

US President Reagan said: “Above all, we must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.” While the repressive efforts of authoritarian regimes around the world are growing, only in the last week-end we witnessed millions of courageous people coming together

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No more secret deals with the CCP. We have a right to know

No more secret deals with the CCP. We have a right to know

As Hong Kong’s free media is attacked, as social media channels are censored, as activists are arrested, we must revendicate our right to know what is going. If we want to counter not only the narrative but come up with adequate and timely countermeasures as well, we must start by halting the chinesization of our democracies and reinforce our resilience

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Remarks of Yang Jianli at UN Watch Press Conference

Remarks of Yang Jianli at UN Watch Press Conference

Friday 9 October, Honorary Member of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” Jianli Yang spoke at a press conference organized by UN Watch ahead of the elections to United Nations Human Rights Council, the UN body made up of 47 Members States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. Chinese

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