International Relationships

MPs from eight countries form new global coalition to counter China

A group of 19 MPs from eight countries and the European Parliament, representing a swathe of parties from across the political spectrum have announced a new international coalition of legislators who want their governments to take a tougher and collective stance towards China.

The founder of the group — former Tory party leader Iain Duncan Smith — said the business community should also take notice of the new international coalition of legislators, singling out HSBC bank for its “appalling” backing of China’s new security law cracking down on Hong Kong.

https://www.theage.com.au/world/europe/mps-from-eight-countries-form-new-global-coalition-to-counter-china-20200604-p54zqj.html

Australian MPs, Liberal Andrew Hastie and Labor Senator Kimberley Kitching (top left) are co-chairing the Australian branch of the inter-parliamentary Alliance on China, formed by former UK Tory party leader Iain Duncan Smith (second left on the bottom).

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