Japan ‘Seriously Concerned’ About Security Law for Hong Kong

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 16, 2019. Carrie Lam is on a duty visit to Beijing. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The Japanese government said Thursday it is “seriously concerned” about China’s push, despite a growing international outcry, to impose a national security law that it is feared will suppress political activity in Hong Kong.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said a free and open Hong Kong should be maintained under the “one country, two systems” framework, and that Tokyo had relayed its view to Beijing before China’s national legislature passed Thursday a resolution regarding the introduction of the law.

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