§ Mr. Latham
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Chinese ambassador, in which he has raised cases of any individual political prisoners publicly named by Amnesty International, and in particular the case of Li Wei, currently detained in Lingyuan prison; and what general representations he has made to China about human rights.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The Chinese ambassador is reminded regularly by Ministers and officials in the Foreign Office of our concern about human rights in China. Mr. Li Wei was among five detained workers from the Changchun automobile plant whose cases were included in the list left with the Chinese Government during the Prime Minister's visit to Peking in September. An updated list, compiled again in conjunction with Amnesty International, was handed over during the Prime Minister's talks with Premier Li Peng in New York last week. We and our EC colleagues maintain a constant watch on human rights issues in China, with regular representations to the Chinese Government.