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Kono comments on China’s crackdown on Uighurs

  • March 20, 2019
  • , Sankei
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Sankei wrote that Foreign Minister Kono commented during a regular news conference on Tuesday on a policy paper issued by the Chinese government on Monday regarding its crackdown on Uighurs in the western region of Xinjiang. Beijing said in the paper that Chinese authorities have arrested nearly 13,000 “terrorists” since 2014. The paper wrote that Kono reportedly said that Japan may take up the issue for future discussions with China if necessary, but added that the issue should be discussed from the viewpoints of both antiterrorism and human rights violations.

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