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Japan voices concern over freedom of speech in Hong Kong

  • June 14, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 5:03 p.m.
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Tokyo, June 14 (Jiji Press)–The Japanese government has serious concern about the freedom of speech and press in Hong Kong, Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said Monday.


Kato made the comments at a press conference after Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow was released from prison on Saturday.


Japan will respond appropriately to human rights issues in Hong Kong in cooperation with the United States and other countries, Kato said.


Leaders of the Group of Seven major countries urged China to respect human rights, freedom and high degree of autonomy for Hong Kong, according to a statement they issued Sunday after a three-day summit in a seaside resort in Cornwall, southwestern England.

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