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China: State Visits

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department had with the Chinese authorities prior to the state visit of President Xi in 2015 on the policing of public protests against the visit.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

For any State Visit, it is standard practice for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to work closely with the relevant Embassy or High Commission in support of the visit, which will include discussions about the security arrangements. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office does not publicly disclose details of any discussions on security arrangements.

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