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China: Christianity

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 126739, tabled on 5 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of China on the reported detention of Christians in re-education camps in Xinjiang Province.

Answered on

13 February 2018

​We are aware of recent reports that individuals are being detained in political re-education camps in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region by the Chinese authorities. To date we have not discussed these specific reports with the Chinese authorities: however my officials will continue to monitor the situation in Xinjiang closely.

We remain deeply concerned about restrictions on freedom of religion or belief in China, particularly in Xinjiang. We raised our concerns with the Chinese authorities at the last UK/China Human Rights Dialogue which took place on 27 June 2017.