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China and the UK Hold the 21st Round of Human Rights Dialogue

2014/05/21

From May 19 to 20, 2014, Liu Hua, Special Representative for Human Rights Affairs of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, co-hosted the 21st round of the China-UK Human Rights Dialogue with Stephen Lillie, Director of the Asia Pacific Division of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK in London. Liu Hua also met with Simon Fraser, Permanent Under-Secretary of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK. Representatives of the departments of the two countries in charge of foreign affairs, justice, ethnic groups, religion, women and disabled persons, joined the dialogue.

Both sides briefed the latest progress they have made within their own countries in protecting and promoting human rights, and exchanged views on international human rights cooperation, human rights technical cooperation and issues of common concern.

Both sides agreed that the dialogue was candid, open and constructive. They are willing to continue to conduct the human rights dialogues, exchanges and cooperation on the basis of mutual respect and equality, so as to enhance the mutual understanding.

The Chinese delegation for this dialogue also visited the Supreme Court of the UK, the local police station in London and other places.

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