12 Apr '11, 9am

China reminds Japan to share nuclear crisis info - Channel NewsAsia #China

China reminds Japan to share nuclear crisis info - Channel NewsAsia #China

BEIJING - China on Tuesday reiterated a request for Japan to quickly provide information on its nuclear crisis after Tokyo upgraded its emergency to a maximum seven, on a par with the Chernobyl disaster. Beijing has repeatedly asked that its neighbour be transparent about the impact of the March 11 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant northeast of Tokyo, triggered by a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami. "We hope the measures taken by the Japanese side will effectively alleviate the situation," foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei told reporters. "We hope the Japanese side will provide information in a timely, precise and comprehensive manner." The Japan nuclear disaster has sparked concern over radiation contamination in China, briefly causing panic-buying of salt in the mistaken belief that the iodine it contained could ward off the effects of radiation....

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