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To them, I'd say: in this issue, and everything else, don't believe the CCP lies.

Read the IAEA's independent report, and make an informed judgment yourselves:

https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/iaea_comprehensive_alps_report.pdf

(Though you may need to use a VPN if the report is censored by your brutal, unelected government for "social stability" purposes.)

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Shows what state-run media can do.

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You mean they aren’t rushing to eat Japanese caught sushi?

Oh dear…

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Anyone here trusts TEPCO or the LPD?

It is wise to be worried.

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@Isabelle *To them, I'd say: in this issue, and everything else, *don't believe the CCP lies.

That must work like a charm every time. How to dismiss thousands, if not millions of people in a single sentence. If they are uncomfortable, then that's what they are. If they don't want to buy your fish, then it is what it is.

The decision has been made and the water is being released. All you can do now is live with the consequences, if there are any.

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Wow, hell of a survey! Based only upon the title of the article this means that over 500 MILLION people are against the release of the water.

That's just got to be a new Guinness Record!

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Anyone here trusts TEPCO or the LPD?

Who in the hell is the "LPD"? Los Angeles Police Department?

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Wow, 1,506 surveyed out of over 1.4 billion people and you know how half the Chinese feel?

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I'm more interested about the Japan's population.

Why no complete breakdown of results?

As for Japan, where valid responses were collected from 1,000 people from Sept. 2 to 24, 33.2 percent of respondents voiced concerns over the water release, while 37.3 percent were not worried or not very worried.

What did the rest say?

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You mean they aren’t rushing to eat Japanese caught sushi?

Please share with everyone just what bait you use to catch Japanese sushi? This I just gotta hear!

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NOMINATION

Today 05:22 pm JST

Wow, 1,506 surveyed out of over 1.4 billion people and you know how half the Chinese feel?

I don't wanna untangle the messaging but the article did say:

Chinese respondents to a recent survey

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Don't know if they did claim it's representative of the whole China population later in the article

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I do agree that's the intent

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> lunatic

Today 05:10 pm JST

Anyone here trusts TEPCO or the LPD?

> It is wise to be worried

Don't know bout the lpd but most posters here seem to trust tepco

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Yeah just like Americans, the probably watch the Chinese equivalent of CNN.

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Redtail SwiftToday 05:10 pm JST

How to dismiss thousands, if not millions of people in a single sentence. If they are uncomfortable, then that's what they are. If they don't want to buy your fish, then it is what it is.

If they are uncomfortable because they're listening to the CCP's propaganda and lies, they are uncomfortable for completely the wrong reasons.

If they are uncomfortable after reading the IAEA's independent report - which is what I suggest they, and everyone else, do - that's an entirely different matter.

It's their prerogative whether to trust the IAEA or not, but the CCP cannot be trusted in any way. There's a huge difference.

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lunaticToday 05:10 pm JST

Anyone here trusts TEPCO or the LPD?

ianToday 05:43 pm JST

Don't know bout the lpd but most posters here seem to trust tepco

Few people here (or anywhere else) likely trust TEPCO (or the LDP.) And that's exactly why the IAEA is performing independent monitoring with an international team.

Japan has handled this release correctly. The Chinese government's opposition is purely political.

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Personally, I’d be more concerned about getting my country in a war with virtually the entire Pacific Region if I was chinese, “But that’s just ME, I’m just SAY’in

Pick a neighbor china, everyone has a reason…the supposed Radioactive Water is the least of your concerns

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Glass half empty/full situation. So about half of Chinese are not worried about the water release.

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The surprise here is that it wasn't more than half of Chinese.

Remember that these are a people that ignore its own countries absolutely dismal record on environmental issues. Their very own government that pollutes its own waterways, overfishes stocks around the world.

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The sky is falling!! The air is polluted and we don't know what is in but we are still walking and living. The water is polluted to some degree and we are still drinking it and cooking with it. You don't know, until you don't know!!! Don't believe the print, use your common sense or what ever systems in your body tells you something is wrong, if there is you will be the first to know. Why worry you don't have any control, those in power can manipulate any false narrative for anyone to BELIEVE OR NOT!!! If you are here today be thankful the air you breath and the water you drink and cook with is ok FOR NOW. Until you start physically seeing people gasping for air, or throwing up from drinking water, and you hear sirens blaring and the hospitals are overwhelmed by people arriving with the same symptoms, then you have a reason to WORRY!! Right now the sky isn't falling!! Read and comprehend with an open mind, its ok to believe what you want to believe, for me seeing is believing.

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They should be more worried about their own nuclear plants and factories. China has way lower standards on safety and acceptable pollution. What would be seen as a catastrophe in other countries is an average day in China.

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Shows what state-run media can do.

Exactly. I'm more afraid to each Chinese seafood, since their pollution levels are much, much, much higher across the board and for non-seafood, Chinese companies have been cause substituting food for dangerous non-food items. In China, if you have CCP official coverage (i.e. you pay them off), then all is possible, regardless of safety.

Plus, in China, if there's a problem, the CCP will squash any negative news. For example, 55 Chinese submariners were killed in August. PLA Navy submarine as 093-417 It was a nuclear attack sub. They were trapped in a Chinese anti-sub fence and couldn't get out. Rather than ask for help, the CCP covered it up. Saving "face" is more important than the lives of those submariners. Sad.

Ref: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/china-kills-own-sailors-with-trap-set-for-us-and-british-vessels-75wdfkc2p and https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/chinas-nuclear-submarine-suffers-catastrophic-failure-55-dead-report-4448320

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Wow, 1,506 surveyed out of over 1.4 billion people and you know how half the Chinese feel?

As long as the sample is taken properly, truly random, it can be valid with a +/- 3% error rate. It's called statistics. Getting a truly random sample in China would be very difficult, since millions are locked away and wouldn't be polled without fear. Getting anyone in China to say anything besides what they believe their CCP minders want said can be difficult. Privately, it is easier, but not when someone is capturing other demographic data at the same time ... like their smart phones provide. Chinese people aren't dumb.

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The Chinese are worried about Japanese sea water? What a joke. They should be a lot more concerned about their own government surveillance, imprisonment based on religion, faulty and dangerous construction, and shocking air pollution. Worry about your own government first.

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The tap water in Shanghai, sourced from the middle of the Yangtze River, isn't safe to drink. It won't give you the squirts but there are enough heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides and chemicals from upstream factories in that water that nobody there drinks the water right from the tap. You drink Nongfu Spring or some other brand bottled water. But they are concerned about radioactivity in sea water that never passes their shores even as their own reactors dispose of their own tritium into Chinese seas and rivers.

And then there is the shrimp raised underneath chicken pens who's feed is the droppings of the chickens. Yum.

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My first business trip to China was in 1981 when it was all bicycles and busses. All that has changed, but one thing has not - don’t drink the water, Even Chinese do not and will tell you not to drink it. They don’t drink it either.

So, I guess the best response to the survey is “So?”

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The pollution levels in China are so bad every thing they drink or eat is contaminated, yet they worry about sushi. And I bet their wonderfully, corrupt CCP, do not eat/drink anything made in China.

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Much of the world hasn't prioritized potable water delivered via plumbing to homes. It isn't just China. There are a few notable places where having unexpected, safe, drinking water from every tap exists. For example, water in Costa Rica is safe from the tap. The govt there works hard ensure it and everyone drinks the tap water - even in remote locations.

I recall on my first trip to Japan and visiting a toilet at NRT seeing the faucet labeled "Potable" surprised me a little. I hadn't been anywhere else in Asia at that point. All over Asia, potable tap water isn't the situation. In Hong Kong, everyone drinks bottled water, even in "safe" hotels where they have brochures about their hotel water filtration system installed 15 yrs earlier, but probably never maintained since.

China, the land of appearances, not fact.

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