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China maintains bans on food imports from Japan due to safety reasons

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Expect another reason for price hiking even more. Keep it coming and empty out are pockets will ya?

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China has the right to protect its borders the same way Japan has.

I receive scores of opened and resealed parcels from abroad but I accept that customs in Japan has a right to do so -same as China has

-9 ( +12 / -21 )

I have never had an overseas parcel opened whether from China or the US. The ban is for all foods not just seafood. China signed off on the IAEA report.

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Expect another reason for price hiking even more. Keep it coming and empty out are pockets will ya?

There will be oversupply of of fisheries and agriculture product from Fukushima, so price will go down right? Another good thing, Japan can keep Fukushima product for themselves.

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Oh how sanctimonious! Pure China, where the air, water, soil, food, milk powder is all POISON is protecting its purity from fish from Japan.

I guess that means Chinese fishing fleet gangs won't be poaching in Japanese territorial waters?

And while at it get your filthy paws off the Senkakus too ok!

13 ( +19 / -6 )

Those aren’t fishing fleet. And Senkaku’s resources are in the bottom of the sea.

It’s not the fish, kapish?

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

Doesn’t the water end up on the left coast of the US due to the currents of the ocean?

Do Americans trust the Japanese government that the water is safe?

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

China. . .food. . . safety reasons.

Ha ha ha, China has no credibility whatsoever when you put those words together in a sentence.

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Laughably ironic and purely political. The food in China is far more dangerous than fish from Fukushima, even if you believe the worst about the radiation. I avoid any fish farmed in China or Vietnam simply because of the horrible pollution and chemicals in the fish farms. Of course, Japan's government is corrupt and can't be trusted to verify safety when big money is involved - but that still pales next to the corruption in China.

Radiation, perhaps because it's invisible and poorly understood by most people, seems to provoke a special kind of hysteria. Millions may die from coal burning pollution, but nobody bothers much about that.

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These illogical bans based on groundless rumors are being done purely for domestic politics in China.

Ironically, Japanese have more reason to be concerned about the (often suspect) Chinese produce that ends up in their supermarkets and restaurant-chains than Chinese being worried about Japanese produce.

Japan could take China to the ICJ to force them to buy the produce - and win - but luckily there is huge demand worldwide for Japanese produce, agriculture and seafood.

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In theory, yes. In practice they will not even be able to measure when it arrives.

Think about it like this: Take a large swimming pool, olympic size if you will.

If a kid pees into the pool on one end,

If you see that someone pee into the pool on one end, and you have many pool in that area. Just simply go to other pools, why still need to go to that pool. There are plenty countries willing to export food to China, why need to push product from contaminated region?

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quercetumToday  08:05 am JST

Doesn’t the water end up on the left coast of the US due to the currents of the ocean?

Do Americans trust the Japanese government that the water is safe?

People living on or near the "left" coast of the USA should research the history of Farallon Islands and Runit Island.

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Of course they did, and they should. Other countries avoid food from Japan, as well. It may claim to have the best food in the world, but it is a far cry from the safest food I'm the world.

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In 2021, the Yangjiang nuclear plant in China discharged around 112 trillion becquerels of tritium, while the Kori power station in South Korea released about 49 trillion becquerels of the radioactive material,

TEPCO wants to release 22TBq/year.

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China has the right to protect its borders the same way Japan has.

As it should be..

-6 ( +0 / -6 )

Good thing they didn't expand the ban

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

really, like every thing in china is safe?

7 ( +8 / -1 )

I'm sorry. Do Japanese fishermen need to sell to the China market? I read recently that Japan under pressure from the US agreed to stop selling certain high tech products to China. It cuts both ways.

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These are the same people that put toxic substances in cosmetics and use lead based paint in children's toys.

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Brilliant! Which countries are going to take over the 25% of all Japanese exports that go to China and Hong Kong? Cause meets effect.

How about Japan bans everything from China. To protect the safety of Japan.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

@wallace

I have never had an overseas parcel opened whether from China or the US.

Maybe you haven’t noticed?

I send and receive hundreds of parcels each year so I notice custom’s activity and their inspections

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

China regime is very autocratic and oppressive, on the other hand, recent Japan regime is very deceptive and disrespecting human lives like dictatorship.

Japan official emphasize tritium only from several years, spread false impression as if radioactivity that Fukushima nuclear wastewater contain is tritium only, and succeed to distract public eyes from many kinds of radioactivity such as strontium or ruthenium.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Any country that buys these products should be prosecuted.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

The fact that rich Chinese people avoid Chinese vegetables and industrial products and buy things from Japan and other countries is a good representation of today's China.

China, like South Korea, should appeal that Japan's treated water is dangerous, and stop eating seafood to protect marine resources.

Both China and South Korea use trolling to fish regardless of fry, so their seas are dry.

China, with its parade of air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, marine pollution, and environmental pollution, has nothing to claim against other countries.

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Both japan and china has food shortage. So china is not able to put blanket ban on sea food from japan. Japan needs food desperately and they wouldn’t mind if it is contaminated or not. There isn’t enough food. Anyone who wants evidence can go and check the prices at supermarkets.

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kurisupisuJuly 8 06:58 am JST

China has the right to protect its borders the same way Japan has.

I receive scores of opened and resealed parcels from abroad but I accept that customs in Japan has a right to do so -same as China has.

You can't pay me enough to eat food from China. With low to no controls/oversight. No way. Japanese food products are superior.

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China is simply gaslighting to remove the focus of their continued overfishing and poaching in waters outside of their territorial boundaries. Once Japan starts to dump the cooling water into the ocean, you can practically guarantee China is going to somehow use that as a means to legitimize their past behavior, and continue ad nauseam.

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For comparison, China’s Fuqing plant released 52 trillion Bq of tritium in 2020. And China is the world's biggest emitter of carbon dioxide emissions leading to greenhouse gases. Most of the world can see right through China's anti-Japan games.

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kurisupisu

@wallace

   I have never had an overseas parcel opened whether from China or the US.

> Maybe you haven’t noticed?

> I send and receive hundreds of parcels each year so I notice custom’s activity and their inspections

You would notice if a package was opened by customs.

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Japan should ban imports of food from China due to safety concerns as there is no way to know what chemicals are used...

1 ( +3 / -2 )

This is so rich coming from a country known for gutter oil and releasing twice the amount of contaminated plant wastewater than Japan.

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