Japan PM brings up China human rights, Taiwan issue at Asean summits

Tension has been rising over Taiwan, and China's recent saber rattling. — AFP pic
Tension has been rising over Taiwan, and China's recent saber rattling. — AFP pic

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TOKYO, Oct 27 — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said he had mentioned the human rights situations in Hong Kong and Xinjiang as well as the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan strait at Asean-hosted summit meetings held virtually today.

Tension has been rising over Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory to be taken by force if necessary. Taiwan says it is an independent country and will defend its freedoms and democracy. — Reuters

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