UK bars Chinese ambassador from parliament reception

UK bars Chinese ambassador from parliament reception

Newsdesk |
September 15, 2021

China’s ambassador to the UK Zheng Zeguang has been blocked from attending a reception at Westminster after speakers of both houses of the parliament said his presence would be inappropriate given Beijing’s sanctions against MPs.

New Delhi, 15 September 2021

As per news report of, Zheng was scheduled to attend the summer reception scheduled for September 15 on the Commons terrace, and hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary China Group (APPG) and the China-Britain Business Council. After five MPs and two peers who were blacklisted by China earlier this year complained, however, speakers of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords said the ambassador wasn’t welcome on the premises.

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