Nikkei, Yomiuri, and Sankei wrote that lawmakers from the United States, Japan, and Taiwan held a virtual security dialogue on Thursday. According to Yomiuri, the participants shared concern over China’s hegemonic actions and confirmed the need for cooperation between the United States, Japan, and Taiwan. During the meeting, former Prime Minister Abe commented on China’s suppression of pro-democracy movements by saying that what happened in Hong Kong should not happen in Taiwan. According to Nikkei, Senator Hagerty, the former U.S. envoy to Japan, took part in the session and expressed hope that the Biden administration will conclude a trade agreement with Taiwan. A Taiwanese participant said that China stages military provocations against Taiwan and tries to divide Taiwanese society by disseminating false information and that Taiwan needs the support of such democratic nations as the United States and Japan.