22 May '11, 5am

China to ease trade bans on Japan imports - Straits Times

TOKYO - CHINESE Prime Minister Wen Jiabao on Sunday said Beijing would ease some bans imposed on Japanese food imports after the March 11 quake and tsunami, as a three-way summit with South Korea got under way. The meetings came as Japan battled problems at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which has leaked radiation after disaster struck the north-east coast, culminating in the world's worst atomic crisis since Chernobyl 25 years ago. The visiting leaders, Chinese Premier Wen and South Korean President Lee Myung Bak, reaffirmed their support for Japan's efforts to recover from the triple catastrophe. Nuclear safety, cooperation in disaster preparedness, and food safety topped the agenda at the Tokyo summit, along with trade issues. Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan also pledged to share information on the nuclear accident with the international community. China and Sou...

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