Statement on the People’s Republic of China’s Announcement of Sanctions Against International NGOs

Monday, December 2, 2019

WASHINGTON - The National Democratic Institute noted the People’s Republic of China announcement that it will sanction international non-governmental organizations, including the National Democratic Institute (NDI), in response to the recently passed U.S. legislation focused on human rights and democracy in Hong Kong. The details of those announced sanctions remain unknown.

“As we have done since 1997, NDI remains committed to supporting peaceful processes and constructive citizen engagement in Hong Kong to advance the promises made under Hong Kong’s Basic Law and its high degree of autonomy,” said NDI President Derek Mitchell. 

NDI is a non-partisan, non-governmental organization that works with partners in over seventy countries to support democratic principles of transparency, accountability and inclusion. NDI remains steadfastly committed to these core principles and to continuing our work in support of democracy worldwide. 

For more information on NDI and its work in Hong Kong, please see Ambassador Mitchell’s recent speech on November 26, 2019 at the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club. 

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