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Japan voices “grave concerns” about Hong Kong election postponement

  • August 4, 2020
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Nikkei took up press remarks made by Foreign Minister Motegi today. He reportedly commented on the Hong Kong government’s decision to put off the Legislative Council elections by one year by saying: “We have grave concerns about the situation, including the postponement’s effect on the ‘one country, two systems’ principle.” He went on to say: “It’s important to hold a free and fair election without delay in order to form a foundation for Hong Kong’s democratic development. We will be paying careful attention to the situation in close coordination with relevant nations.”

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