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China: Human Rights

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL6636, tabled on 4 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China regarding recent reports of the disappearance or imprisonment of human rights defenders.

Answered on

18 March 2022

We have serious concerns about the human rights situation in China, including the continued harassment and detention of human rights defenders. We consistently raise our concerns with the Chinese authorities, including by requesting to attend trials of human rights defenders. Most recently, the Foreign Secretary underlined our concerns about human rights violations in China in an address to the UN Human Rights Council on 1 March.