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China: Uyghurs

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 18985, tabled on 21 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions (a) he has had with Cabinet colleagues on Hikvision’s alleged involvement in human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims in China.

Answered on

26 February 2020

We are aware of reports linking Hikvision to the human rights situation in Xinjiang. The Foreign Secretary has not discussed these reports with Cabinet Colleagues, however we frequently raise our serious concerns about the situation in Xinjiang with the Chinese authorities and at the UN, and will continue to do so. Through our Overseas Business Guidance we encourage any UK business involved in investing in Xinjiang to consider conducting appropriate due diligence to satisfy themselves that their activities do not support, or risk being seen to be supporting, any human rights violations or abuses.

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