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China: Uighurs

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL13632, tabled on 12 February 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, if any, with other governments about the potential to make joint representations to the government of China on the treatment of the Uighur population.

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.