Jimmy Lai

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 22 February 2024.

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

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he had discussions with his Chinese counterpart on the imprisonment of Jimmy Lai at the Munich Security Conference in February 2024.

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

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he had discussions with his Chinese counterpart on the protection of people from Hong Kong who are in the UK from repression and intimidation during the Munich Security Conference in February 2024.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

On 16 February the Foreign Secretary met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Munich Security Conference. In line with the Government's "protect, align, and engage" approach to China, the Foreign Secretary raised a number of issues important to the UK national interest. The Foreign Secretary reiterated his call for the release of British national Jimmy Lai and unambiguously set out the UK's position across a number of areas of disagreement, including on Hong Kong. We have been clear that we will not tolerate any attempts to intimidate, harass or harm individuals or communities in the UK.

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