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Trade Agreements: China

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 28th January 2020.

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Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood Labour, Birmingham, Ladywood

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has held discussions with her Chinese counterpart on alleged human rights violations against Uighur Muslims as part of negotiation on a trade deal with that country.

Photo of Conor Burns Conor Burns The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

We remain committed to promoting human rights in Xinjiang, and the Government’s continued multilateral and bilateral activity with China demonstrates this.

We are not currently negotiating a free trade agreement with China. China is an important trading partner for the UK.

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