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China: Uighurs

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 145070, tabled on 28 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Chinese Ambassador on the Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang Province of China.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

5 February 2021

The Foreign Secretary has raised the situation in Xinjiang with his Chinese counterpart, Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi, on a number of occasions in the past year. I [Minister Adams] have also raised the issue with the Chinese Ambassador. Officials regularly underline our concern to the Chinese Embassy in London, most recently on 15 January 2021. Through this bilateral contact, our strong public statements, and action at the UN, the Chinese authorities can be in no doubt about the strength of UK concern.