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Japan expresses grave concern about Hong Kong election

  • December 22, 2021
  • , Sankei
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Sankei wrote that at a press briefing on Tuesday, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kihara commented on the results of the recent legislative election in Hong Kong in which pro-Beijing candidates swept to victory. Kihara reportedly said that Japan expressed grave concern about the fact that the election was held without addressing international concerns about controversial changes to the electoral system in Hong Kong. The cabinet spokesperson added that it is important that a free and open system is maintained in Hong Kong and the region can prosper in a democratic and stable manner.

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