Hong Kong: Politics and Government

(asked on 14th January 2021) - View Source

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have taken any urgent action in the UN Human Rights Council in response to reports of the government of China's treatment of pro-democracy leaders in Hong Kong; and if so, whether any such action includes (1) resolutions, or (2) emergency sessions.


Answered by
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Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
This question was answered on 28th January 2021

The UK continues to work with international partners, including at the United Nations, to raise our deep concern about the situation in Hong Kong. On 9 January, the Foreign Secretary released a statement with his Australian, Canadian and US counterparts underscoring our serious concern at the arrest of 55 politicians and activists.

At the UN, on 6 October, alongside Germany we brought together a total of 39 countries to express grave concern at the situation in Xinjiang and Hong Kong in a joint statement at the General Assembly Third Committee.

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