To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of human rights abuses against (a) Uighur Muslims and (b) Christians in China; and if he will make a statement.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
9 September 2020
We have serious concerns about the human rights situation in Xinjiang including the extra-judicial detention of over a million Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in "political re-education camps", systematic restrictions on Uyghur culture and the practice of Islam, and extensive and invasive surveillance targeting minorities.
We also remain deeply concerned about the persecution of Christians and other religious groups on the grounds of their religion or belief in China. The freedom to practise, change or share ones faith or belief without discrimination or violent opposition is a human right that all people should enjoy.