NEWSLETTER: UK Parliament Debates Xi Jinping Rule; US Congress Introduces Hong Kong Resolution
The Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong (CFHK) Foundation worked with Member of Parliament (MP) Jim Shannon to organise a debate in the British Parliament looking at 10 years of Xi Jinping as China's leader and the future of UK-China relations. Issues raised during the debate included Jimmy Lai and Hong Kong after the National Security Law, the abuses against Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, and Xi Jinping's personal mission to achieve Taiwan "reunification".
Jimmy Lai's international legal team raised Jimmy Lai's false imprisonment at the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 52nd session. They also raised the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) and Hong Kong authorities’ use and abuse of the National Security Law and counter-terrorism laws to criminalize Hong Kong’s free media.
US Senators Jim Risch and Bob Menendez, Ranking Member and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led 38 other colleagues in introducing a resolution condemning Beijing’s destruction of Hong Kong’s democracy and rule of law in addition to its political persecution of Jimmy Lai and other pro-democracy advocates.
The CFHK Foundation's Chairman Ambassador James B. Cunningham and UK and EU Director Mark Sabah met with German MPs from different political parties to discuss German-China relations, Hong Kong, Jimmy Lai, the risk of doing business with China, and how to best maintain vigilance on the CCP's transnational repre