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Nangpa Incident

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports she has received on the incident at Nangpa on 30 September 2006. (113046)

The EU urged the Chinese Government to investigate the incident at the Nangpa Pass, at the last round of the EU-China Human Rights Dialogue, held in Beijing on 19 October 2006. The Chinese Government confirmed that the incident had taken place and promised to give further information. The EU followed up on 19 December and was told by the Chinese authorities that the incident was a border management issue and there was nothing new to report. The Chinese Government said it is doing its utmost to take care of all those involved, with a special emphasis on the well-being of the children.