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Japan's ruling party torn over Xi Jinping invitation

Concern over economic ties with China dampens criticism on Hong Kong law

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, had been set to host Chinese President Xi Jinping for a state visit that is now up in the air.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's ruling party on Tuesday put together a resolution saying that its members "have no choice but to urge" the government to cancel a planned stated visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

It was a watered-down version compared with the original draft language, which demanded that the visit be called off.

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