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Japan urges China to act “prudently” over Hong Kong

  • May 26, 2020
  • , Yomiuri
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Tuesday’s Yomiuri wrote that Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga commented on Monday on rallies held in Hong Kong in protest of China’s plan to impose sweeping anti-sedition laws that could drastically undermine civil liberties in the semi-autonomous city. He was quoted as saying: “It is important for Hong Kong to maintain a free and open system and develop in a democratic and stable manner… We hope the Chinese will handle the situation prudently.” In reference to the renewed friction between Washington and Beijing over Hong Kong and the coronavirus pandemic, the government spokesman said: “Promoting stable U.S.-China relations is important from the standpoint of ensuring regional and global peace and stability.”

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