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Japan's ruling party urges government to cancel Xi's visit

LDP steps up complaints over China's new security law

Chinese President Xi Jinping, is scheduled for a state visit to Japan but prominent lawmakers in the Liberal Democratic Party want the trip scrapped. (Nikkei Montage/AFP/Jiji/Reuters) 

TOKYO -- Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party is stepping up pressure on the government to cancel Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming state visit, which has been postponed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The LDP's foreign affairs division and other party members drew up a resolution on Friday in response to Beijing's passage of a new national security law for Hong Kong. The law was enacted earlier this week.

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