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China: Tibet

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Chinese Government in advance of the Beijing Olympic Games on the attitude that government will take in dealing with peaceful protests by pro-Tibetan demonstrators. (205938)

We regularly urge the Chinese Government to protect the right of all individuals to peaceful expression of their views on all issues. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has spoken to Chinese Foreign Minister Yang on several occasions since the recent unrest in Tibet urging respect for human rights in Tibet, including the right to freedom of expression.