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- People in Hong Kong have staged prodemocracy rallies one year after the start of mass anti-government protests in the territory. Tuesday marked one year since more than one million people are said to have attended a rally to oppose a bill that would allow extraditions of criminal suspects to mainland China.
- Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo says Japan will play a leading role in the Group of Seven economic powers issuing a statement on Hong Kong affairs. Abe said in the Diet on Wednesday that Japan has expressed concern over developments in Hong Kong, following China’s decision to introduce national security legislation aimed at cracking down on anti-government protesters in the territory.
- A funeral service was held on Tuesday for the African-American man whose death has reignited the movement against police racism. George Floyd died last month after a white police officer pinned him down.