Japan's ruling party, led by PM Shinzo Abe, has passed a resolution calling on the government to cancel the visit of the Chinese leader Xi Jinping, AP reported.
“Under the current situation where grave concerns have been expressed from the international community about the principles of freedom, human rights, democracy … we have no choice but to urge (the government) to cancel President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Japan,” the Liberal Democratic Party said in its resolution.
The resolution passed by the Japanese authorities also condemns Beijing’s implementation of Hong Kong’s national security law.
According to Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, it is not the right time for arranging details of the Chinese leader's visit and nothing has been decided.
Suga also expressed the position of the Japanese government, according to which Tokyo and Beijing should decide to resolve unsolved issues via high-level talks, including between the leaders of both countries.
However, he declined to comment on the possible impact of the resolution on Japan-China relations.