I made a remark on the unlawfulness of China’s new national security law for Hong Kong under Hong Kong’s current status of ‘one country, two systems’ at a meeting of the LDP’s General Council held on June 8. Regarding the fact that it has been reported that the Japanese government has recently declined to sign a joint communique that was prepared by the US and European countries to condemn China for the adoption of its new national security law for Hong Kong, I pointed out that Japan is undoubtedly in a position to condemn China and accordingly Japan should take necessary actions urgently to join the communique. (Regarding the reason why China’s new security law for Hong Kong is unlawful, please refer to para. 4 of my article dated June 7 titled, ‘Is it true that China’s President Xi Jinping’s to Japan as a state guest will be cancelled?).
At the budget meeting of the House of Representatives which was held on June 10, Prime Minister Abe clearly stated that Japan will definitely take an initiative to prepare a joint communique to condemn China at the forthcoming G7 meeting. My remarks might have influenced him more or less. With regard to the question of China’s President Xi Jinping’s visit to Japan, Prime Minister replied that the government is currently not negotiating with China about the issue.