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China: Freedom of Expression

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL10558, tabled on 23 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Cui Haoxin was arrested in China for speaking out against the treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang; what representations they have made to the government of China (1) about his case, and (2) about freedom of speech and media freedom in China.

Answered on

3 December 2020

We are concerned at reports of the detention of Cui Haoxin. Although we have not raised this specific case with the Chinese authorities, we oppose all efforts to curtail freedom of expression or freedom of speech, whether in China or elsewhere. We have consistently raised media freedoms with the Chinese authorities and will always defend the right of journalists to do their job.