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Commons Chamber
Freedom of Religion or Belief: 40th Anniversary of UN Declaration - Thu 25 Nov 2021
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Mentions:
1: Edward Leigh (CON - Gainsborough) I am thinking particularly of Myanmar, the Uyghurs in China, and some low-level, casual persecution in - Speech Link
2: Derek Thomas (CON - St Ives) Christianity is by most calculations the most persecuted religion of modern times. - Speech Link
3: Patrick Grady (SNP - Glasgow North) The situation in China, which we repeatedly hear about, is of particular concern. - Speech Link
4: Jim Shannon (DUP - Strangford) In China, Christians are facing increased problems from technology for their ability to worship - Speech Link
5: David Simmonds (CON - Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner) son, pursuing British values has meant the opportunity to go to a church to look at the symbolism of Christianity - Speech Link
6: Brendan O'Hara (SNP - Argyll and Bute) come in the form of direct state suppression—a heavy-handed state crackdown, as we would recognise in China - Speech Link


Westminster Hall
Islamophobia Awareness Month - Wed 24 Nov 2021
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Mentions:
1: Yasmin Qureshi (LAB - Bolton South East) In China, close to a million Uyghur Muslims are believed to be interned in so-called re-education camps - Speech Link
2: Steve Baker (CON - Wycombe) humility, recognise that over the course of 2,000 years, terrible things have been done in the name of Christianity - Speech Link
3: Jamie Stone (LDEM - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross) The similarities between Christianity, Judaism and Islam are there to be seen, and they are strengths - Speech Link
4: Kirsten Oswald (SNP - East Renfrewshire) of young people who work to prevent genocides such as that faced by the Uyghur Muslim population in China - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Afghanistan: FCDO Update - Mon 06 Sep 2021
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Mentions:
1: Lisa Nandy (LAB - Wigan) possibility that we might be in a position where we are sharing intelligence with countries such as China - Speech Link
2: Dominic Raab (CON - Esher and Walton) There is a lot of talk about how China wants to rush in and fill the vacuum in Afghanistan, but I have - Speech Link
3: Afzal Khan (LAB - Manchester, Gorton) minority Uyghur community in Afghanistan who are in hiding, scared that they will be handed over to China - Speech Link
4: Jim Shannon (DUP - Strangford) Many Afghans have accepted Christianity as their faith. - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Afghanistan - Wed 18 Aug 2021
Leader of the House

Mentions:
1: Lord Newby (LDEM - Life peer) We may be able, as a gesture, to send an aircraft carrier to the South China Sea, but we cannot act on - Speech Link
2: Lord Robathan (CON - Life peer) China is now taunting Taiwan. Russia is cosying up to the Taliban already. - Speech Link
3: Lord Ricketts (CB - Life peer) China is the main beneficiary of President Biden’s decision. - Speech Link
4: Lord Stirrup (CB - Life peer) Yet his actions have immediately benefited China on several fronts. - Speech Link
5: Lord Blencathra (CON - Life peer) The final disaster in this is the question of who will stand up to China now. - Speech Link
6: Baroness Fall (CON - Life peer) Our neglect is the gain of others whom we do not call our allies, such as China, Iran and Russia. - Speech Link
7: Lord Flight (CON - Life peer) honoured if China invaded Taiwan. - Speech Link
8: Lord Hannan of Kingsclere (CON - Life peer) If you are an up-and-coming young officer cadet, do you want to train in the US or in China? - Speech Link
9: Lord Vaizey of Didcot (CON - Life peer) They are now ostracised; they are accused of being spies and of promoting Christianity. - Speech Link
10: Lord Coaker (LAB - Life peer) As my noble friend Lady Ramsay pointed out, we need to talk to Pakistan, Russia and China. - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Organ Tourism and Cadavers on Display Bill [HL] - Fri 16 Jul 2021
Department of Health and Social Care

Mentions:
1: Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (LAB - Life peer) My interest in tackling the issue of forced organ harvesting in China came about after I was a sponsor - Speech Link
2: Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB - Life peer) , and sure beyond reasonable doubt—that in China forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience - Speech Link
3: Baroness Finlay of Llandaff (CB - Life peer) At least 29 people have gone from the UK to China to avail themselves of organ transplants. - Speech Link
4: Lord Bishop of St Albans (Bishops - Bishops) Christianity has always held that our bodies have been created by God and are temples of the Holy Spirit - Speech Link
5: Lord Sheikh (CON - Life peer) United Nations human rights experts are extremely alarmed by reports of organ harvesting in China. - Speech Link
6: Baroness Brinton (LDEM - Life peer) We know that UK citizens are going to China to receive transplants. - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - Mon 12 Apr 2021
Cabinet Office

Mentions:
1: Ed Davey (LDEM - Kingston and Surbiton) laughter and followed up with some pretty salty jokes, including a very fruity one about wanting a pee in China - Speech Link
2: Huw Merriman (CON - Bexhill and Battle) the plight of the environment and conservation in the 1950s to the quest to reconcile evolution with Christianity - Speech Link
3: Derek Thomas (CON - St Ives) He demonstrated that in his leadership of the 1986 summit in which representatives of Christianity, Islam - Speech Link
4: Fiona Bruce (CON - Congleton) Windsor, entitled “A Windsor Correspondence”, which considered a range of subjects, such as science and Christianity - Speech Link


Grand Committee
International Women’s Day - Thu 11 Mar 2021
Department for Education

Mentions:
1: Lord Patel (CB - Life peer) SARS-CoV-2—a virus and the disease it causes—was first identified in China just over a year ago - Speech Link
2: Baroness Mobarik (CON - Life peer) As the noble Lord, Lord Singh, stated, most religions—whether it is Christianity, Islam or Sikhism—espouse - Speech Link


Westminster Hall
India: Persecution of Minority Groups - Tue 12 Jan 2021
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Mentions:
1: Edward Leigh (CON - Gainsborough) the right of Christians to profess their faith and the rights of people of other faiths to convert to Christianity - Speech Link
2: Theresa Villiers (CON - Chipping Barnet) present will know, I take seriously matters related to freedom of religion, whether it is Islam or Christianity - Speech Link


Westminster Hall
Persecution of Christians and Freedom of Religion or Belief - Wed 21 Oct 2020
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Mentions:
1: Stephen Doughty (LAB - Cardiff South and Penarth) Christianity is by most calculations the most persecuted religion of modern times.” - Speech Link
2: Rehman Chishti (CON - Gillingham and Rainham) Christianity is by most calculations the most persecuted religion of modern times.” - Speech Link
3: Imran Ahmad Khan (IND - Wakefield) Across the middle east, the birthplace of Christianity, the persecution of Christians is seen at its - Speech Link
4: Jim Shannon (DUP - Strangford) We really do have to grab China—in a nice way—by the lapels and tell it to get into line. - Speech Link
5: Alexander Stafford (CON - Rother Valley) suppression of Christianity in that country for decades. - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Black History Month - Tue 20 Oct 2020
HM Treasury

Mentions:
1: Imran Ahmad Khan (IND - Wakefield) We find it in China, the Indian subcontinent and the Americas, such as in south America with the Aztecs - Speech Link
2: Jeremy Corbyn (IND - Islington North) from Africa and from the civilisations of what is now called Latin America, and that it comes from China - Speech Link
3: Alexander Stafford (CON - Rother Valley) Even if we look at Christianity and the Christian faith, which is imbued throughout our history across - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Income tax (charge) - Mon 16 Mar 2020
Department of Health and Social Care

Mentions:
1: Geraint Davies (LAB - Swansea West) China has been building a number of hospitals within weeks specifically to deal with this problem, so - Speech Link
2: Geraint Davies (LAB - Swansea West) they are still attached to the social services model, rather than to evidence-based experience from China - Speech Link
3: Nick Fletcher (CON - Don Valley) I know not everyone does and I know many see Christianity as a stumbling block to their way of life, - Speech Link


Westminster Hall
Freedom of Religion or Belief - Thu 12 Mar 2020
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Mentions:
1: Jim Shannon (DUP - Strangford) The report cites many other concerning statistics, such as 5,500 churches shut down in China over the - Speech Link
2: John Howell (CON - Henley) is clear—quite frankly, I am not—on the distinction between the persecution of Christians for their Christianity - Speech Link
3: Jim Shannon (DUP - Strangford) Someone could go to China almost any day, any week, and receive an organ. How can that happen? - Speech Link
4: Jim Shannon (DUP - Strangford) restricts applicants to select only one of four religions, according to the 1979 constitution—Islam, Christianity - Speech Link
5: Peter Grant (SNP - Glenrothes) That might present itself as Christianity, but it is so mired in hatred and intolerance that I can see - Speech Link
6: Fabian Hamilton (LAB - Leeds North East) Let me move on to China. - Speech Link
7: Nigel Adams (CON - Selby and Ainsty) Member for Leeds North East, rightly raised the situation in China. - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Persecution of Christians - Thu 06 Feb 2020
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Mentions:
1: Fabian Hamilton (LAB - Leeds North East) That country, which has already been mentioned, is China. - Speech Link
2: Brendan O'Hara (SNP - Argyll and Bute) We have all watched with horror and great sorrow the systematic attempts to erase all traces of Christianity - Speech Link
3: William Cash (CON - Stone) past more particularly where there have been atheistic regimes and regimes that discriminated against Christianity - Speech Link
4: Lisa Cameron (SNP - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow) the past year have highlighted a gradual perception of the erosion of beliefs and values related to Christianity - Speech Link
5: Lyn Brown (LAB - West Ham) Technological monitoring has strangled religious freedoms in China. - Speech Link
6: Fiona Bruce (CON - Congleton) It is a jihad war against Christians and Christianity. - Speech Link
7: Lloyd Russell-Moyle (LAB - Brighton, Kemptown) >In this debate we have heard good examples of why tolerance is important, and let us remember that Christianity - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Queen’s Speech - Wed 16 Oct 2019
Department for Exiting the European Union

Mentions:
1: Lord Pendry (LAB - Life peer) This involved resettling some 300,000 refugees who had, as a result of both the civil war in China and - Speech Link
2: Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB - Life peer) I want to speak about north-east Syria and China. - Speech Link
3: Baroness Quin (LAB - Life peer) Great play is often made by the Government of seeking new markets, particularly in China. - Speech Link
4: Earl of Sandwich (CB - Excepted Hereditary) What about China? - Speech Link
5: Viscount Waverley (CB - Excepted Hereditary) It should be remembered that, just a short while ago, China, France, the United States, Russia and the - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Persecution of Christians Overseas - Thu 18 Jul 2019
No Department present

Mentions:
1: Chris Philp (CON - Croydon South) Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world. - Speech Link
2: Andrew Griffiths (CON - Burton) Christians in this country have often thought that there was a sniffiness about Christianity. - Speech Link
3: Andrew Selous (CON - South West Bedfordshire) In China, over 1,000 Christians have been detained without trial or have been unfairly arrested and hundreds - Speech Link
4: Theresa Villiers (CON - Chipping Barnet) Christianity is by most calculations the most persecuted religion of modern times. - Speech Link
5: Jim Shannon (DUP - Strangford) There are also unbelievable abuses in China, as has already been mentioned today. - Speech Link
6: Ross Thomson (CON - Aberdeen South) The very birthplace of Christianity is under threat. - Speech Link
7: David Linden (SNP - Glasgow East) We know that Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the whole world. - Speech Link
8: Alan Duncan (CON - Rutland and Melton) Christians are found in the global south and among the global poor, and the review takes case studies from China - Speech Link