Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP and other China-sanctioned Parliamentarians will join the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission to discuss human rights in China

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Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP and other China-sanctioned Parliamentarians will join the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission to discuss human rights in China on 27 February, 4.30pm, Committee Room 17, House of Commons

On Monday 27 February, from 4.30pm-6pm, the former Leader of the Conservative Party, Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP, will join the new Chairman of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, Tim Loughton MP, other Parliamentarians sanctioned by China, and the Commission’s co-founder and Deputy Chairman, Benedict Rogers, who was denied entry to Hong Kong in 2017 and threatened with jail under Hong Kong’s National Security Law in 2022, for a discussion on the human rights crisis in China. Mr Rogers will introduce the work of the Commission, and his new book, The China Nexus: Thirty Years In and Around the Chinese Communist Party’s Tyranny (published in 2022 by Optimum Publishing International). The meeting will take place in Committee Room 17, House of Commons.

The event will be a great opportunity to learn about the work of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, engage with Parliamentarians and others and to discuss  The China Nexus, which provides a unique and comprehensive analysis of the human rights crisis in China today, with chapters on the Uyghur genocide, Tibet and the dismantling of Hong Kong’s freedoms as well as the crackdown on civil society, lawyers, bloggers, media and dissidents in mainland China, the persecution of Christians and Falun Gong, forced organ harvesting, and the threats posed by Xi Jinping’s regime to Taiwan and to our own freedoms, and ends with a chapter on what the international community should do. It has a Preface by Hong Kong activist Nathan Law and a Foreword by Lord Alton of Liverpool, and has been endorsed by, among others, the Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei, the last Governor of Hong Kong Lord Patten of Barnes, the former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the distinguished barrister Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws, KC, the pioneer of Magnitsky sanctions Bill Browder, and Sir Iain Duncan Smith. Within the book Ben details some of the work the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission did on China, and the impact it has had.

This event is open to the media.

Please contact the office of Tim Loughton MP on tel: 0207 219 4471 or email Kari Sargeant at sargeantkari@parliament.uk for more information.


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