On 22 April, 2015, the 22nd China-UK Human Rights Dialogue was held in Beijing. The dialogue was jointly presided over by Shi Zhongjun, Deputy Director-General of International Organizations and Conferences Department of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Stephen Lillie, Director of the Asia Pacific Directorate of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Officials from foreign affairs and justice departments of both sides were present at the dialogue.
The two sides engaged in candid exchanges of views on human rights, briefed each other on the latest developments in human rights protection and promotion in their respective countries and shared ideas on judicial safeguards and international cooperation. The two sides agreed that it was a candid, pragmatic and constructive dialogue and were willing to continue with dialogues and exchanges on human rights on the basis of mutual respect and equal treatment.
As arranged by the host, the British delegation visited relevant judicial institutions in Beijing on 21 April.