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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe voiced eagerness on Tuesday to host Chinese President Xi Jinping for a state visit, despite some conservative lawmakers opposing the plan due largely to the lingering political unrest in Hong Kong.

“Japan and China have a responsibility for peace and stability in this region and the world,” Abe said at a news conference in Chengdu, China, following a trilateral summit in the city that also included South Korea.

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