Friday, June 5, 2020

Lawmakers Form Global Coalition To Counter The 'China Challenge'

The Guardian: Global alliance formed to counter China threat amid rising tensions

Lawmakers from EU parliament and eight other countries create new body.

International cooperation is needed to protect democratic values from an increasingly assertive communist China, a new group made up of lawmakers from eight countries and the EU parliament has said.

The legislators, representing parties across the political spectrum, have formed a global alliance, the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, to push their governments to take a stronger stance on relations with the country.

In Britain, the group will be co-chaired by the Labour peer Helena Kennedy and the former Conservative party leader Iain Duncan-Smith. The other members of the group are Japan, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Australia and the European Union, as well as the US. The US senators Marco Rubio and Robert Menendez are co-chairs.

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Update #1: From U.S. to Japan, Lawmakers of Opposing Parties Unite Across World to End 'Naive' China Strategy (Newsweek)
Update #2: Lawmakers Form Global Coalition to Tackle the China 'Challenge' (Time)

WNU Editor: It is a small group. But I am willing to bet that with time it is going to grow.


Anonymous said...

it figure that Germany is not a member.

Jac said...

That is a very good strategy! It is almost all the big part of the world economy. Even some countries a little bit shy at the beginning can come on board without having the risk to be blackmail by China. What China will be able to do against a huge coalition like that?