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Japan has avoided directly criticizing China over the death of a protester in Hong Kong, ahead of a planned visit to Japan next year by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Friday reiterated Tokyo’s call for self-restraint and dialogue to peacefully resolve months of unrest in Hong Kong at an early date, following the death of the university student, who fell in a multistory parking garage during anti-government protests.

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