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Abe urged to rethink Xi's Japan visit by own party, citing Hong Kong

China's security legislation raises concerns over 'freedom and democracy'

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on Dec. 23. Both countries have been planning a reciprocal visit by Xi to Japan.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan should reconsider the planned state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping after Beijing's move to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong, members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party wrote in a resolution Friday.

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