China: Muslims

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 30th June 2015.

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Photo of Greg Mulholland Greg Mulholland Liberal Democrat, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2015 to Question 1570, what commitments he has received from his Chinese counterpart in response to his concerns on the treatment of Muslims in Xinjiang province.

Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

At the UK-China Human Rights dialogue in April this year, we had a thorough discussion of this issue.

As a member of the UN Human Rights Council, China is bound to respect the international commitments to which it is a party, including those related to freedom of religion or belief. Freedom of religion or belief is also guaranteed under the Chinese constitution.

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