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Japan expresses concern about Canadian national’s prison term in China 

  • August 13, 2021
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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Yomiuri, Asahi, and Sankei wrote that Foreign Minister Motegi spoke by phone with his Canadian counterpart Garneau on Thursday and expressed concern about a Chinese court’s sentencing of a Canadian businessman to 11 years in prison for espionage. Motegi reportedly told Garneau that Japan will monitor the case with great concern. The two officials agreed that it is important that basic human rights are ensured in China. 

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