June 8, 2020 / 12:09 PM / a month ago

Japan hopes to draft G7 formin statement on China security legislation on Hong Kong: source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan hopes to draft a joint statement on China’s security legislation on Hong Kong at the next Group of Seven (G7) foreign ministers’ meeting, a Japanese government source told Reuters on Monday.

Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan is watching the situation in Hong Kong with “deep concern” after China passed a new security law for the city.

Reporting by Yoshifumi Takemoto; Writing by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Toby Chopra

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