China: Religious Freedom:Written question - 12933

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Asked by Tim Loughton
(East Worthing and Shoreham)
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Asked on: 22 October 2015
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
China: Religious Freedom
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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the level of freedom of religion or belief in Xinjiang Province.
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Answered by: Mr Hugo Swire
Answered on: 27 October 2015

Freedom of religion or belief remains one of the Government’s top priorities and we are dedicated to its promotion and protection around the world. We remain concerned in particular by the restrictions placed on their right to celebrate Ramadan and wear Islamic dress. We raise this issue regularly with the Chinese authorities, and did so in detail during the UK-China Human Rights Dialogue in April this year. We will continue to raise this issue.

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