China: Human Rights

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 21st April 2008.

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Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Liberal Democrat, East Dunbartonshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in China.

Photo of Meg Munn Meg Munn Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

We regularly monitor the human rights situation in China. We use the annual UK-China Human Rights Dialogue to discuss our priority concerns in detail and to gain up to date information, including on individual cases. We also regularly raise our concerns and request information from the Chinese government both bilaterally and through the EU. Our assessment of China's human rights record for 2007 is included in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's (FCO) Annual Human Rights Report, published on 25 March 2008, available on the FCO website at:

www.fco.gov.uk

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