China: Human Rights:Written question - 40716

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Asked by Tim Loughton
(East Worthing and Shoreham)
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Asked on: 15 June 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
China: Human Rights
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what human rights objectives the Government set for the state visit of President Xi Jinping to the UK in October 2015; and what progress has been made on achieving those objectives.
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Answered by: Mr Hugo Swire
Answered on: 27 June 2016

One of our objectives for the State Visit was to ensure that the UK and China could continue detailed expert exchanges on human rights and rule of law. Agreement on this issue was reflected in the leaders’ press conference and joint statement. Our broader objectives on human rights in China are set out in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s annual report on human rights and democracy, most recently published on 21 April. That report notes that in 2015 China continued to face human rights challenges, and that we have raised our concerns both bilaterally and in multilateral fora.

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