At 13:00 local time on August 24, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan started to discharge nuclear contaminated water into the sea. At the regular press conference of the Ministry of Commerce held today (24th), the spokesperson stated that China firmly opposes and strongly condemns this.
The Ministry of Commerce pointed out that the Japanese government’s unilateral forcible discharge of Fukushima nuclear contaminated water into the sea is an extremely selfish and irresponsible act that ignores international public interests. China firmly opposes and strongly condemns this.
Shu Jueting, spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce: Japan’s move will cause unpredictable damage and harm to the global marine environment, and will further aggravate the safety risks of Japanese food and aquatic products. The Chinese government has always insisted on the supremacy of the people and will take all measures Necessary measures to maintain food safety and public health.
The General Administration of Customs issued an announcement today (24th), deciding to suspend the import of aquatic products originating in Japan starting from August 24th.