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Euro Channel: The EU and UK should follow the US’ lead on Hong Kong sanctions

A US president’s first foreign trip is usually towed by tradition: a ceremonial stop at North American neighbours to reaffirm the close cross-border ties on the continent. President Biden however – though in part honouring convention with “virtual” bilateral meetings with the leaders of Canada and Mexico earlier this year – is marking his maiden journey with an excursion to Europe … Continued

Whitehouse Communications launch Conservative Friends of Hong Kong

Whitehouse has worked closely with Andrew Rosindell MP to launch the Conservative Friends of Hong Kong to be a voice for the repressed people of Hong Kong within the Conservative Party. Lord Chris Patten, the last colonial governor of Hong Kong and former Chair of the Conservative Party, has joined with former Foreign Secretary, Sir … Continued

Stand with Hong Kong

Ensuring that the UK upholds its commitment to Hong Kong and the principle of democracy Introduction Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong is a grassroots organisation, who has come together to fight for freedom and democracy for Hong Kong. They approached Whitehouse to help them raise the profile of the Hong Kong crisis in … Continued

Hong Kong National Security Law and its impact on EU-China relations

S&D MEP Isabel Santos and Greens/EFA MEP Reinhard Bütikofer, in collaboration with the grassroots organisation Fight For Freedom. Stand With Hong Kong and the Whitehouse Consultancy, will host a webinar discussion on Hong Kong’s National Security Law and the case of the 12 detainees – What role for the EU in China’s Human Rights Abuses … Continued

Welcome committee fears poorer Hongkongers risk being left behind

 Today, Krish Kandiah, member of the Hong Kong welcoming committee, expressed his “fear that the people who really need [the British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) visa] scheme won’t be able to afford it”.  His spoke to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hong Kong during their AGM webinar about the experiences, fears and hopes of the Hongkongers who have taken advantage of the UK government’s BN(O) passport scheme.  The webinar was attended by politicians representing … Continued

Parliamentarians stand with Hong Kong for city’s 180th anniversary

Yesterday marked the 180th anniversary of modern Hong Kong’s founding, an outward-looking, internationalist, enclave of freedom. A rich 180 years of history, although turbulent at times, enabled Hong Kong to transform itself into one of the world’s most vibrant international cities. The 180th anniversary is a chance to celebrate Hong Kong’s success – as exemplified … Continued

Nobel nominee Grandma Wong rearrested in Hong Kong

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Alexandra “Grandma” Wong has been rearrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of “obstructing police officers in the execution of their duties” after she was found holding up a sign at a pedestrian crossing in Tseung Kwan O. Reaction Lord [David] Alton of Liverpool, the British lawmaker who recently nominated Grandma Wong … Continued

British lawyers should not be helping Beijing crush Hong Kong’s democracy

Whitehouse Chairman, Chris Whitehouse, has made a powerful case that British lawyers should not be hiring themselves out to the repressive regime in Hong Kong to do the bidding of the Chinese Communist Party. The article follows news that a British QC, David Perry, is to handle the political prosecution of pro-democracy campaigners in Hong … Continued

Magnitsky-style sanctions must be imposed on senior Hong Kong officials for “gross human rights atrocities”, says Young Green Party Officer

Speaking at a webinar entitled ‘How will Young Greens stand with Hong Kong in 2021?’, organised by the Young Greens, Sarah Sharp, International Officer for the Young Greens, said: “What we need to do as young greens is push our politicians to implement Magnitsky-style sanctions on senior officials who have committed gross human rights atrocities. We can freeze their assets, restrict … Continued