Tibet: Human Rights:Written question - 43040

Asked by Jim Shannon
Asked on: 18 July 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tibet: Human Rights
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions the Government has had with (a) the Dalai Lama and (b) dissidents on human rights in Tibet.
Answered by: Alok Sharma
Answered on: 26 July 2016

The Dalai Lama has not visited the UK since September 2015. Ministers did not meet the Dalai Lama during that visit. Officials discuss the human rights situation in Tibet regularly with NGOs and human rights activists. UK officials visited Tibetan regions in Gansu in March. UK officials have requested permission to visit the Tibet Autonomous Region later this year, but the Chinese authorities have not yet confirmed a date.

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