China: Ethnic Groups:Written question - HL13658

Q
Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 12 February 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
China: Ethnic Groups
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the government of Turkey calling on China to end the internment and persecution of Uighur Muslims; and what further steps they will take to engage with the government of China on this issue.
A
Answered on: 25 February 2019

We have serious concerns about the human rights situation in Xinjiang and the Chinese Government’s deepening crackdown; including credible reports that over one million Uighur Muslims have been held in re-education camps, and reports of widespread surveillance and restrictions targeted at ethnic minorities.

We work closely and strategically with a wide range of international partners – including countries in and out of the EU – and will continue to do so.

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