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Canada's Trudeau concerned about Hong Kong, urges China to be careful

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday said he was extremely concerned about events in Hong Kong and urged Chinese authorities to handle the protests there with tact.

OTTAWA, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday said he was extremely concerned about events in Hong Kong and urged Chinese authorities to handle the protests there with tact.

"We certainly call on China to be very careful and very respectful in how it deals with people who have legitimate concerns in Hong Kong," Trudeau told a televised news conference in Toronto.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren Editing by Leslie Adler)

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