AS CHINA ATTACKS HONG KONG’S DEMOCRACY, UK GOVERNMENT MUST ACT
With Beijing stepping up its attacks on Hong Kong’s democratic process, I asked how the UK Government can justify not suspending trade talks with China, given its inability to live up to its international treaty obligations.
This, coupled with the UK Government blocking an amendment to the Trade Bill which would prevent trade deals with countries found guilty of genocide, such as China’s treatment of the Uighur population, shows the Government’s willingness to put profit ahead of human rights.
Despite the Minister’s claim that trade does not have to come at the expense of human rights, failing to take concrete action against the Chinese Government’s human and democratic rights abuses suggests otherwise.
You can watch the exchange below.