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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:43 pm on 20th July 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Conservative, Sutton Coldfield 3:43 pm, 20th July 2020

I very much welcome both the tone and the content of what my right hon. Friend has said today. He is surely right to emphasise the importance of co-operation wherever we can and not of confrontation wherever possible. After all, we have more in common with China when it comes to climate change negotiations than we do currently with the United States. Will he emphasise to the Chinese authorities that the Magnitsky legislation and the human rights measures that he has so ably and rightly introduced are not aimed at the Chinese per se, but at human rights abusers, corrupt officials and business people wheresoever they may be?