Senator Ngo recognizes the 30th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre

June 4, 2019

June 4, 2019 Today, Senator Thanh Hai Ngo issued the following statement regarding the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre: “Today marks the 30th anniversary of the violent atrocities that were carried out by the Chinese government against its peaceful and pro-democracy citizens in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. “In one of the darkest chapters in China’s modern history, thousands of Chinese protestors are said to have been shot indiscriminately, while others were severely injured or … Continue reading →


Senator Ngo’s Motion on Tibet Calls for Stronger Action Against Chinese Interference

May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019 Today, Senator Thanh Hai Ngo issued the following statement regarding the introduction of his Senate motion on Tibet: “It is imperative for Canada to reinforce a rules-based international order by standing with its Tibetan community and by supporting the advocacy efforts in favour of the Middle Way Approach as a pathway to peace that seeks genuine autonomy for Tibet within the Chinese state. “In recent years, we have witnessed wide-ranging violations of fundamental rights, including an alarming … Continue reading →


Bill S-257: An Act to amend the Investment Canada Act

April 5, 2019

(mandatory national security review of investments by foreign state-owned enterprises)   This Senate Public Bill would amendment the Investment Canada Act to enact a mandatory national security review each time a foreign investment is proposed by an state-owned enterprise (SOE). This means that every SOE investment would be subject to a mandatory national security review. On April 10, Senator Ngo spoke to his bill in the Senate Chamber. Please click below to watch! Background With rising global investments by foreign … Continue reading →


Motion on Tibet

March 21, 2019

This Senate Motion, introduced on Thursday, March 21, 2019, seeks to raise awareness of the serious and recurring human rights abuses committed against the Tibetan people at the hands of the Chinese Communist, and to consequently urge greater action from the Canadian Government. Click here or below to view the Senator’s notice of motion in the Senate Chamber. A full transcript of the Senate Debates (Senate Sitting no. 273) are also available online.   On Tuesday, May 14, Senator Ngo … Continue reading →


Senator Ngo Call on Greater Respect for Human Right in wake of Vietnam’s UPR

January 16, 2019

January 16, 2019 Today, Senator Thanh Hai Ngo issued the following Statement regarding Vietnam’s upcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the United Nations Human Rights Council (OHCHR) on January 22, 2019: “Vietnam’s upcoming Universal Periodic Review is a significant opportunity for Canada to take a stronger stance on the dire human rights situation in Vietnam. Basic civil and political rights, including freedom of expression, association, and peaceful public assembly, remain severely restricted in Vietnam. As early as 2018, over 100 … Continue reading →


Senator Ngo Introduces Mandatory National Security Review Bill

December 14, 2018

December 11, 2018 Today, Senator Thanh Hai Ngo issued the following statement regarding the introduction of Bill S‑257, An Act to amend the Investment Canada Act (mandatory national security review of investments by foreign state-owned enterprises): “This Senate public bill would strengthen and modernize the government’s ability to protect national security while preserving Canada’s longstanding open investment policy. “The government has a duty to protect our national security and a responsibility to enhance confidence in investments made by our international partners … Continue reading →


Senator Ngo Calls on Giant Tech Companies and the CPTPP Members to Oppose Vietnam’s New Cybersecurity Law

June 21, 2018

June 21, 2018 Today, Senator Thanh Hai Ngo issued the following statement regarding Vietnam’s controversial new cybersecurity law. “On June 12, 2018, the Vietnamese National Assembly approved a highly restrictive cybersecurity law that would require giant tech companies such as Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Apple, and Samsung to share the personal data of users in Vietnam. “When this deeply repressive law comes into effect in January 2019, the single-ruling Vietnamese Communist Party will have another harsh weapon to censor … Continue reading →


Senator Ngo objects to Canada’s contentious invitation to Vietnam to a G7 environmental protection meeting

June 6, 2018

June 6, 2018 Today, Senator Thanh Hai Ngo issued the following statement regarding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s invitation to Vietnam to the Special Outreach Session held in the context of the G7 Summit on June 9, 2018, in Charlevoix, Quebec. “I am terribly concerned about Canada’s unjustified invitation to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to a special side meeting to discuss environmental responsibility without due consideration for the rampant corruption and illegal detentions by Vietnamese authorities following a severe environmental … Continue reading →


Statement on the Adoption of the South China Sea Motion

April 24, 2018

April 24, 2018 Senator Thanh Hai Ngo today made the following statement regarding the adoption of the Senate motion to urge the government to take the steps necessary to de-escalate tensions and restore peace and stability in the South China Sea: “By passing this motion, the Senate is stating its concern on China’s escalating and hostile behaviour in the South China Sea, and urging the Government of Canada to take a principled position on one of the biggest geopolitical conflicts … Continue reading →


Senator Ngo Calls on Vietnam to Release Targeted Dissidents

April 13, 2018

Ottawa, April 13, 2017 – Senator Thanh Hai Ngo today made the following statement regarding the harsh sentencing of Vietnamese political dissidents on April 5, 2018: “I condemn Vietnam’s harsh and unfair sentencing of the six human rights defenders under Article 79 of its 1999 Penal Code for ‘conducting activities to overthrow the people’s government.’ “Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thu Ha, both human rights lawyers, were arrested in 2015 while attempting to meet with EU delegates before an annual … Continue reading →


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