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China: Uyghurs

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 90894, tabled on 10 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the treatment of Uyghur Christians in Xianjaing, China.

Answered on

15 December 2021

We remain deeply concerned about restrictions on freedom of religion or belief in China, including the persecution on the grounds of their religion or belief. 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 human rights with the Chinese authorities. The Prime Minister did so in a telephone call with President Xi on 29 October, as did the Foreign Secretary in her introductory call with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on 22 October.