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Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will hold discussions with his Chinese counterpart about the reported involvement of Chinese nationals in fighting UK armed forces in Afghanistan. (287025)

The UK and China routinely discuss issues of mutual interest, including Afghanistan. Although there are occasional media reports of Chinese nationals fighting inside Afghanistan, these reports are unconfirmed and no individuals killed or detained by UK forces operating in Afghanistan have been confirmed as having Chinese nationality.