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20 May 2021 01:05:40 GMT9
20 May 2021 01:05:40 GMT9

Arab News Japan

TOKYO: About 300 people from Uyghur, Tibetan and Mongolian minorities and residents of neighboring states of China gathered in front of the Japanese parliament building on Wednesday to denounce China.

Protesters holding colorful flags and placards called on  Japanese politicians to take a resolute stance against China “for its repeated human rights abuses against the minorities in Xinjuang, Mongolia and Tibet.”

Demonstrators from Taiwan, Burma and Hong Kong also joined the gathering and all called for an end to the abuses and for people’s right to self-determination.

One of the representatives of the Free Indo-Pacific Alliance told Arab News Japan he hoped that Japan would make a resolution aimed at China ahead of the G7 summit in London, which Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is expected to attend.

Anti-China movements have a strong hold in Japan and usually try to exert pressure on the government to take stern steps against the Chinese Communist party. 

The business community in Japan, however, considers China a major trading and economic partner for Japan and try separate political issue from the countries’ economic relations.

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