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Rennie responds to First Minister meeting Chinese Vice Premier

April 9, 2018 1:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Responding to the First Minister meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

"The Scottish Government has not delivered the strengthened human rights assessments process it promised over a year ago. We are still waiting for the new protocol for public agencies operating in countries of concern too - a Liberal Democrat proposal backed by Parliament in January.

"So when the First Minister discussed human rights with Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua, the Scottish public will have to hope that her words were stronger than her government's deeds.

"Nicola Sturgeon should be open with the public about the human rights issues she has raised with the Chinese Government and the progress she has made."