China: Organs

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 11th June 2020.

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Photo of Sammy Wilson Sammy Wilson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Treasury), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Brexit)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in the Chinese Government on the findings of the investigation into organ harvesting carried out by the China Tribunal chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice.

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

We have noted the findings of the recent China Tribunal report. The testimonies added to the growing body of evidence about the disturbing situation that Falun Gong practitioners, Uyghurs and other minorities are facing in China. The Government's position remains that, if true, the practice of systematic, state-sponsored organ harvesting would constitute a serious violation of human rights.

We regularly raise our human rights concerns with China, including on the treatment of religious and ethnic minorities. The Foreign Secretary did so most recently on 9 March with his Chinese counterpart, Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi.

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