• Tibet

    07 March 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about Tibet.
    The human rights situation in Tibet is deeply concerning. I understand that the UK regularly urges China to respect all fundamental rights across the People’s Republic of China, including in Tibet, in line with the Chinese constitution and the international frameworks to which it is a party. 
    The UK also pays close attention to the human rights and wider situation in Tibet, which it regularly raises with the Chinese authorities.  China remains a Human Rights priority country for the UK and the FCO’s concerns were set out in its annual report on Human Rights and Democracy. 
    The UK also raised a range of its priority concerns at China’s Universal Periodic Review which took place at the beginning of November, including raising human rights in Tibet specifically in the advance questions the UK submitted to the process.
    I will continue to follow this closely. 
    Thank you again for taking the time to contact me. 

    Yours sincerely,

    Mel Stride MP

    MP for Central Devon

    Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General