Japan Raises ‘Deep Concern’ Over Hong Kong Security Law

Hong Kong Police guard of honor march after a flag-raising ceremony on July 1, 2020, in Hong Kong. (Getty/Kyodo)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japan, the United States and Australia on Wednesday expressed “deep concern” over China’s recent implementation of a sweeping security law in Hong Kong that is feared will restrict human rights and freedoms in the territory.

The three security allies confirmed the view during a meeting via videolink of their defense ministers — Linda Reynolds of Australia, Taro Kono of Japan and Mark Esper of the United States.

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