Japan refuses to affix US, UK and others in condemning China's Hong Kong safety regulation

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Tokyo individually issued an announcement May 28, saying the nation was “critically involved” concerning the transfer.

File photograph of Japanese PM Shinzo Abe (Photo Credits: AP)

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Japan has determined not be a part of the United States, Britain and others in issuing an announcement scolding China for imposing a brand new safety regulation in Hong Kong, Kyodo information company reported on Sunday, citing officers from nations concerned.

The United Kingdom, the US, Australia and Canada condemned China on May 28 for imposing a regulation that they stated would threaten freedom and breach a 1984 Sino-British settlement on the autonomy of the previous colony.

There was no speedy response to Reuters e-mail inquiries to Japan’s overseas ministry and the US embassy in Tokyo. China’s overseas ministry didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Tokyo individually issued an announcement May 28, the day China’s parliament accepted the nationwide safety laws, saying the nation was “critically involved” concerning the transfer, which observers concern may endanger Hong Kong’s particular autonomy and freedoms.

Tokyo is in sophisticated place amid stress between China and the US over the Hong Kong subject as Japan plans Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state go to, which was deliberate for early April however has been postponed as a result of each have agreed to priorities to comprise the virus outbreak.


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