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China: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 129047, tabled on 14 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he and his Department plans to take to (a) secure details and an explanation for the arrest of Meihong Wang in Heilongjiang Province and (b) help secure the release of Meihong Wang and (c) promote freedom of religious belief in China.

Answered on

21 December 2020

We are aware of the reported abduction of Meihong Wang in Harbin, China. We remain deeply concerned about the persecution of Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Falun Gong practitioners and others 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. We regularly raise our concerns about the human rights situation with the Chinese authorities, and will continue to do so.