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LDP launches parliamentary leagues to keep China in check

  • August 28, 2020
  • , Mainichi , p. 4
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[Below is the table of parliamentary leagues that the Liberal Democratic Party has set up to keep China in check.]

Name of league

Parliamentary league for rule-making strategies

Group to promote surveys and development of the Senkakus

Parliamentarians’ league on China policy

Lead member

Akira Amari,

Chairperson of Tax Research Commission

Tomomi Inada,

Executive Acting Secretary-General

Gen Nakatani,

former Minister of Defense

No. of participants

About 120

About 60

About 30

(About 10 people are either independent or from the opposition camp)

Objectives

Have more Japanese hold senior posts at international organizations; regulate Chinese apps

Strengthen Japan’s effective control of the Senkakus

Criticize China’s Hong Kong policy

(Abridged)

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