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Japan to pay close attention to human rights in Xinjiang

  • September 28, 2020
  • , NHK
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NHK reported online that concerning Chinese leader Xi’s remarks at a meeting last week that he will continue to exercise ideological and religious control in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato told the press this morning: “We think it is important that freedom, human rights, and the rule of law, which are universal values in the international community, are respected by nations, including China.” Kato also reportedly expressed the view that Japan will pay close attention to whether the human rights of the ethnic Uyghurs and other minority groups are being respected in China. 

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