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Minority rights in Southern Mongolia

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1053: tabled on 21 October 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses concern at reports from human rights groups that the Chinese Government has enforced a severe crackdown on protesters in Southern Mongolia who are reacting to the replacement of the Mongolian language in schools with Mandarin Chinese, with up to 10,000 protesters placed in police custody since August 2020; notes that crackdown tactics are alleged to include mass arrest, arbitrary detention, imprisonment, torture and blacklisting; further notes that these reports of a crackdown come at a time when there are growing concerns about minority groups’ struggle against Chinese hegemony; calls on the UK Government to make clear its opposition to this repression of the Southern Mongolian community; and urges the Chinese Government to cease the crackdown on protesters in the region and protect Mongolian minority rights, culture and identity within China.