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FM Motegi: China’s move to alter Hong Kong electoral system “cannot be overlooked”

  • March 13, 2021
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

During a press conference on March 12, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi commented on the decision made by China’s National People’s Congress to review the electoral system in Hong Kong to eliminate pro-democracy politicians from the parliament. Motegi said: “This raises great concerns. Our country cannot turn a blind eye to it.”

 

He also said, “The decision will further undermine trust in the one country, two systems framework, which has supported Hong Kong’s development, and significantly move Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy backward.”

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