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Suga expresses concern over China’s actions in South and East China Seas 

The Sunday editions of Yomiuri, Nikkei, and Sankei wrote that during a virtual meeting of the East Asia Summit on Saturday, Prime Minister Suga expressed grave concern over China’s activities in the South and East China Seas by saying actions are being taken that run counter to the rule of law and the openness of the two regions. With China’s continued provocations in waters near the Senkaku Islands in mind, the premier stated that actions in violation of Japan’s sovereignty are continuing in the East China Sea. Concerning China’s oppression of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, the premier said the freedom and rights of people in Hong Kong and elsewhere must be respected. Regarding the DPRK’s nuclear and missile programs, Suga called for the complete implementation of UN Security Council sanctions resolutions. The papers noted that National Security Advisor O’Brien participated in the meeting on behalf of President Trump. 

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