China: Uighurs:Written question - 28732

Asked by Apsana Begum
(Poplar and Limehouse)
Asked on: 12 March 2020
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
China: Uighurs
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Prime Minister made representations to President Xi of China on the treatment of Uyghur people during their call of 18 February 2020.
Answered by: Nigel Adams
Answered on: 20 March 2020

We regularly make representations to the Chinese Government on the treatment of Uyghurs. Most recently, on 9 March the Foreign Secretary raised our concerns about the human rights situation in Xinjiang with his Chinese counterpart, Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi. On 5 March I did the same with the Chinese Ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming. On 24 December, the UK Ambassador to China raised our concerns with Vice Foreign Minister Qin Gang.

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