Thursday, 28 March 2019

Questions (47)

Niall Collins

Question:

47. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has been contacted by representatives of the Chinese Administration with regard to the use of technology by a company (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14678/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

I have not been contacted by representatives of the Chinese Government with regard to the use of technology by the company referenced by the Deputy.

I and officials in my Department frequently hold meetings, as well as other contacts, with representatives of the Chinese Government, where we engage in discussions on a broad spectrum of bilateral issues. These include our political engagement, our trade and investment relationship, cultural and educational exchanges and other matters of shared concern, including issues of regional and international interest. The issue has been raised briefly with officials in my Department in the course of such discussions.