China: Sanctions

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 17th September 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Goudie Baroness Goudie Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the list of those who have been designated for Magnitsky-style sanctions to include any senior Chinese Communist Party officials who have orchestrated human rights violations against the Uyghur people in Xinjiang.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

On 6 July, the UK Government established the Global Human Rights ('Magnitsky') sanctions regime by laying regulations in Parliament. It is not appropriate to speculate who may be designated under the sanctions regime in the future, as to do so could reduce the impact of the designations. We will keep all evidence and potential listings under close review.

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