Halifax Security Forum Urges Democracies to ‘Stand Together’ on China
By: Andrew Chen
23 November 2021
On Nov. 16, the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, a transnational cross-party alliance of parliamentarians, launched a social media campaign, #NoRightsNoShow, calling on governments around the world to refuse to participate in the Beijing Olympics. Canada is currently in talks with allied countries regarding a potential diplomatic boycott of the games.
The Halifax forum recently announced it will hold an assembly in Taiwan for the first time from Jan. 21 to 23, 2022—just weeks ahead of the Beijing Olympics. The location of the event is significant in that the Chinese communist regime has long perceived Taiwan to be its break-away province, despite it never having gained control over the territory.
“HFX’s first event in Asia will celebrate the courage and achievements of one of the world’s most vibrant democracies,” the statement reads. The event is held in cooperation with the government of Taiwan, and in association with the Taipei-based Institute for National Defense and Security Research.