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Motegi expresses concern about China’s treatment of Hong Kong

  • May 26, 2020
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NHK reported on its website that concerning China’s plan to impose sweeping anti-sedition laws in Hong Kong, Foreign Minister Motegi said at an Upper House Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee session today: “Japan takes the position that the stable prosperity of a free and open Hong Kong is important. China’s latest moves raise considerable concern. This is an issue that warrants not only our close monitoring but also thorough communication with China. ” According to the network, Motegi also commented on the postponement of Chinese leader Xi’s visit to Japan, saying: “Visits by the leaders are important for building a new era of partnership between Japan and China. We need to endeavor to resolve pending issues one by one. We hope to begin conducting coordination on the visit with the Chinese side at an appropriate time.”

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