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China: Uighurs

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL7070, tabled on 21 July 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last discussed the detention of Uighur Muslims in camps in Xinjiang with the Ambassador of China to the UK; and what response they received to any such discussions.

Answered on

3 August 2020

The Minister for Asia raised the Government's serious concerns about the detention of Uyghurs in so-called "re-education camps" with the Chinese Ambassador to the UK during their most recent meeting on 5 March. Officials also regularly raise our human rights concerns with the Chinese Embassy. We will continue to raise this issue with the Chinese authorities, both bilaterally with China and at the UN alongside our international partners.