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China: Ethnic Groups and Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 5926, tabled on 18 July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made on the issue of restrictions on religious freedoms and discrimination against ethnic minorities in China since the Government raised the matter at the UN Human Rights Council in March 2017.

Answered on

5 September 2017

​We remain concerned about restrictions on freedom of religion or belief, and on the rights of ethnic minorities in China. We issued a further item IV statement at the 35th UN Human Rights Council in June reiterating these concerns. We also raised these matters directly with the Chinese authorities at the UK-China Human Rights Dialogue in Beijing on 27 June.

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