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China: Minority Groups

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL8239, tabled on 17 September 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support religious and minority belief communities in China which have been negatively affected by COVID-19.

Answered on

1 October 2020

We regularly raise our serious concerns about the treatment of religious and minority groups in China, including the gross human rights violations taking place in Xinjiang, both at the UN and directly with China. The Foreign Secretary did so most recently on 28 July with his Chinese counterpart, Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi, while I expressed our deep concerns at the 45th Session of UN Human Rights Council during the Item 4 General Debate on 25 September.