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Japan conveys “serious concerns” to China 

  • April 6, 2021
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All national papers reported on a teleconference held yesterday between Foreign Minister Motegi and his Chinese counterpart Wang. The Japanese official reportedly conveyed “serious concerns” about a range of issues, including China’s human rights violations in Hong Kong and Xinjiang and maritime push in the South and East China Seas. In reply, the Chinese diplomat complained that Japan has been “intervening in the internal affairs of his country,” expressing the view that the Senkakus are the inherent territory of China. During the session, which was initiated by the Chinese, Motegi and Wang confirmed the importance of international coordination to settle the situation in Myanmar (Burma). They also agreed to enforce relevant UN Security Council resolutions to realize DPRK denuclearization, increase mutual economic and cultural exchanges, and deepen dialogue on such global challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. 

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