Sanctions

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New Zealand Parliament Debates and Rejects Sanctions Bill, With Focus on China

Earlier this week, the New Zealand parliament debated an "Autonomous Sanctions Bill" that would give New Zealand a broader ability to impose sanctions on foreign governments/officials. China is not explicitly mentioned in the legislation, but the parliamentary discussion makes clear that some Chinese government actions would likely have been

China's New Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law

On June 10, 2021, China passed the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law (反外国制裁法) ( “the AFSL”), as its tensions over trade, technology, Hong Kong and Xinjiang with both the United States and the European Union continue to heat up and lead to more sanctions. The new law is China's latest legislation to respond

Canadian Parliament Passes Resolution Calling for Moving the Beijing Olympics

On February 18, as part of the consideration in the Canadian House of Commons of a “non-binding resolution” on whether the treatment of the Uighurs constitutes genocide, a provision was added that calls upon the International Olympic Committee “to move the 2022 Olympic Games if the Chinese

U.S. House Resolution Introduced to Press for Moving the 2022 Olympics Out of China, or to Boycott if They Are Not Moved

On February 15, 2021, Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives (H.Res.129) “[u]rging the United States Olympic Committee, the International Olympic Committee, and the Olympic Committees of other countries to take certain actions with respect to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.” (An

U.S. House Resolution Introduced to "Rebid the 2022 Olympic Winter Games" and Boycott if They Are Held in China

On February 11, 2021, Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) introduced a concurrent resolution in the House of Representatives (H.Con.Res.16) “[u]rging that the International Olympic Committee rebid the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, and expressing the sense of Congress that the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee should not
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