HL Deb 20 December 2001 vol 630 c80WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How they are co-ordinating the United Kingdom-China human rights dialogue with other national and European Union-China human rights dialogues; and, in particular, what common policies they have formulated on the treatment of the Falun Gong. [HL2044]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

There is no formal co-ordination between the UK and other countries which have human rights dialogues with China. On two occasions we have met informally with Switzerland, Canada, Australia, Japan, Hungary, Norway and the EU, all of which engage in a regular human rights dialogue with China.

There is no common policy on the treatment of the Falun Gong.

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