China: Human Rights

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 21st July 2020.

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Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to make an assessment of the potential merits of including Chinese officials who have allegedly committed human rights abuses in the next round of Magnitsky sanctions designations.

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

It is not appropriate to speculate on who may be designated under the sanctions regime in the future. We do not want to reduce the impact of the designations. We will keep all evidence and potential listings under close review.

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