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Lawmakers to urge GOJ to actively condemn China’s human rights violations  

  • February 5, 2021
  • , Sankei
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Sankei led with a report claiming that calls are growing among Japanese lawmakers for the government to take a tougher approach to the Chinese government’s violations of human rights in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Tibet, and Hong Kong. According to the paper, groups of lawmakers are making preparations to submit relevant motions to the Diet to urge the government to take action out of concern that Japan will be viewed by the international community as a nation that is indifferent to human rights issues if Tokyo fails to take action. The paper wrote that although Foreign Minister Motegi has expressed serious concern over the Chinese government’s oppression of Uyghurs, MOFA has told the LDP that it does not consider it to be “genocide” as the U.S. government does.   

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