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China: Sanctions

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 8050, tabled on 24 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her Chinese counterpart on the potential merits of escalating sanctions against the Chinese authorities, including in the Xinjiang Province for the actions the are taking in defiling individuals human rights.

Answered on

6 June 2022

The Government has previously imposed sanctions against Chinese Government officials and an entity responsible for enforcing China's repressive policies in Xinjiang. These measures were taken alongside the US, EU and Canada in an unprecedented joint action. While we do not speculate about possible future designations, as to do so may undermine their effectiveness, we will continue to keep all potential listings and evidence under review.

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