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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading China: Human Rights more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on the continued harassment and detention of human rights lawyers in China since the mass arrest of lawyers and their colleagues on 8 July 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>We remain seriously concerned that a number of Chinese lawyers and rights activists (often referred to as “709” due to their date of detention) have remained detained since July 2015. These cases have raised serious issues about due process and transparency of justice in China. We urge the authorities to release those detained for the peaceful and constitutionally-protected expression of their views.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T14:30:11.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:30:11.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
1136911
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Wang Quanzhang more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Chinese Government on the health of imprisoned human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce remove filter
star this property uin 273375 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The British Government has taken regular action bilaterally and multilaterally in cases involving detained human rights lawyers and activists, including the case of Wang Quanzhang. This has included raising our concerns about lawyers and activists at China’s Universal Periodic Review in November 2018, and at the last UK/China Human Rights Dialogue. Moreover, the Minister of Asia and the Pacific raised Wang Quanzhang’s case with the Chinese Government during his visit last July. The Foreign Secretary raised Wang Quanzhang’s case last July, when he met Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi; he also met with family members of detained human rights lawyers. Additionally, the Foreign Secretary released a statement on 29 January 2019, which expressed concern over the sentencing of Wang Quanzhang, and urged the Chinese government to ensure fundamental civil and political rights are protected, in line with China’s constitution and its international commitments.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T15:03:39.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:03:39.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Hong Kong: Extradition more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his EU counterparts on extradition arrangements of third party nationals from EU member states to mainland China. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce remove filter
star this property uin 266285 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>UK officials have engaged with their EU counterparts on the proposed amendments to Hong Kong's extradition laws, in London, Hong Kong, and in European capitals. EU Heads of Mission in Hong Kong, including the British Consul General, also took part in a joint démarche on the Chief Executive on 24 May, to relay their concerns about the extradition proposals.</p><p>We welcome the statement from the Chief Executive that she will not proceed with the Bill if the fears and anxieties of the people of Hong Kong cannot be addressed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:54:25.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:54:25.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading North Korea: Human Trafficking more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will take steps to respond to the atrocities detailed in the report of 20 May 2019 presented to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for North Korea by the Korea Future Initiative entitled Sex Slaves, The Prostitution, Cybersex and Forced Marriage of North Korean Women and Girls in China. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce remove filter
star this property uin 256975 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>We are grateful to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for North Korea for its ongoing work to highlight the grave human rights situation in North Korea. The Korea Future Initiative’s new report presents a stark and worsening picture of the plight of North Korean women and girls in China. We are deeply concerned at its accounts of women and girls being trafficked from North Korea to China for prostitution and forced marriage, and the misery and suffering they endure.</p><p>We will continue to raise with China our concerns over the repatriation of North Korean refugees, which we believe puts them at serious risk of exploitation. We continue to emphasise to China that those fleeing North Korea should be treated as legitimate asylum claimants. The UK is at the forefront of raising global awareness of modern slavery and sexual violence. As such, we will consider the best way to address the issues in the report including raising these with the appropriate Chinese and North Korean authorities.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T09:53:34.043Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T09:53:34.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading North Korea: Repatriation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Governments of (a) China and (b) South Korea on the forced repatriation to North Korea of (i) Choi Byai and (ii) six other North Korean defectors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce remove filter
star this property uin 254176 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of reports of the seven North Koreans currently being detained in China. We have not raised these particular cases directly with the Chinese or ROK Government but understand the ROK Government is looking into them closely. We continue to emphasise to China that people fleeing North Korea should be treated as legitimate asylum claimants and should not be returned as stipulated by the 1951 UN Refugee Convention.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:07:43.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:07:43.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Burundi: BBC more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Burundian counterpart on the suspension of BBC broadcasting in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce remove filter
star this property uin 241015 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
star this property answer text <p>Freedom of the media is an essential quality of any functioning democracy. People must be allowed to discuss and debate issues freely, to challenge their governments, and to make considered decisions, informed by a strong and robust media. We therefore condemn the decision made by the Government of Burundi to revoke the BBC's operating license, particularly in light of the 2020 elections for which a free and independent media is vital. We strongly support the BBC's mission to bring high quality and impartial news to global audiences, including where free speech is limited. The Foreign Secretary has tweeted his disappointment and has urged the Government to reverse this decision. Our Ambassador to Burundi and the UK Special Envoy to the Great Lakes are making representations to senior counterparts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-04-09T14:26:40.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T14:26:40.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Confucius Institutes more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission's report of 18 February 2019, what assessment he has made of the validity of concerns that China’s Confucius Institutes may represent a threat to academic freedoms and freedom of expression. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce remove filter
star this property uin 231982 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>We have read the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission’s report with interest and note its conclusions.</p><p>The UK values its relationship with China, and recognises that education has an important role to play in providing opportunities for mutually beneficial collaboration and partnerships between the two countries. Universities are autonomous institutions and can choose who they cooperate with, including whether to partner with Chinese Higher Education Institutions or Confucius Institutes.</p><p>We encourage UK Higher education providers to work with international partners, including from China. However, providers have duties to ensure that in doing so, freedom of expression is protected for students and staff, and that the academic freedoms of their staff are protected, by taking reasonable steps to ensure debates and discussions can go ahead.</p><p>The government, with the support of key stakeholders in the higher education sector, has worked alongside the Equalities and Human Rights Commission to produce new guidance ‘Freedom of Expression: A Guide for Higher Education Providers and Students’ Unions in England and Wales’.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-03-18T17:25:37.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T17:25:37.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Educational Institutions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will bring forward legislative proposals to require transparency from and ensure that Confucius Institutes and other foreign institutions are not able to hold undue influence, whether political, ideological or religious, on the curriculum and teaching practices of British institutions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce remove filter
star this property uin 231983 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>We have read the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission’s report with interest and note its conclusion.</p><p>The UK values its relationship with China, and recognises that education has an important role to play in providing opportunities for mutually beneficial collaboration and partnerships between the two countries. Universities are autonomous institutions and can choose who they cooperate with, including whether to partner with Chinese Higher Education Institutions or Confucius Institutes.</p><p>We encourage UK Higher education providers to work with international partners, including from China. However, providers have duties to ensure that in doing so, freedom of expression is protected for students and staff, and that the academic freedoms of their staff are protected, by taking reasonable steps to ensure debates and discussions can go ahead.</p><p>The government, with the support of key stakeholders in the higher education sector, has worked alongside the Equalities and Human Rights Commission to produce new guidance ‘Freedom of Expression: A Guide for Higher Education Providers and Students’ Unions in England and Wales’.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-03-18T17:17:54.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T17:17:54.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Russia: Human Rights and Journalism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Russian government to end impunity and conduct prompt and effective investigations into all threats and incidents of violence against human rights defenders and journalists. more like this
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Fiona Bruce remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>We continue to call on Russia to respect freedom of speech and expression, which are enshrined in the Russian constitution. This includes releasing those who are imprisoned for their journalism. We remain deeply concerned by the state of impunity for perpetrators of attacks on journalists in Russia.​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-03-11T15:55:04.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T15:55:04.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Russia: Press Freedom more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise press freedom in all bilateral discussions with Russia and call for the (a) immediate and unconditional release of all journalists and bloggers jailed and (b) an end to violence against journalists in Russia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce remove filter
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>Impunity for attacks on journalists and human rights defenders in Russia remains deeply concerning. We continue to urge the Russian authorities to fully investigate these cases, and ensure the safety of all human rights activists and journalists.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-03-11T15:53:50.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T15:53:50.653Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this