Tibet

The human rights situation in Tibet is concerning, particularly restrictions on freedom of religion and belief, and restrictions on freedom of assembly and association. 

The UK regards the Tibet Autonomous Region as part of the People's Republic of China, and it consistently 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. 

I believe that meaningful dialogue between the Chinese Government and representatives from Tibet (including the Tibetan Government in Exile) is the best way to resolve underlying tensions. 

The UK raised its concerns at China's Universal Periodic Review which took place in November last year, including raising human rights in Tibet specifically in the advance questions the UK submitted to the process and in its statement. 

I will continue to follow this closely.