James Cleverly says he has raised human rights concerns with China

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The UK foreign secretary, James Cleverly, in China to meet government officials, has faced criticism from members of the Tory benches who want a tougher line against a state that has passed sanctions against several British MPs and peers for speaking out about human rights violations in the country.
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Speaking to Sky News, the foreign secretary said he had raised human rights issues with Chinese officials. Pressed over violations in Xinjiang province, he said: 'I've had a number of conversations with senior representatives of the Chinese government, and I have raised human rights in every single one of those meetings'.

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