Tuesday, March 22, 2011

China hopes for Japan's "timely, accurate" info on radioactive leaks: FM

BEIJING, March 22 (Xinhua) -- China said on Tuesday that it hoped Japan could provide "timely, accurate and comprehensive" information about radioactive leaks from a quake-hit nuclear power plant.

At a regular press briefing in Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said this information would be important for relevant countries in assessing the situation.

"China views the radioactive leaks from Japan's nuclear power plant in Fukushima as a global issue, and attaches great importance to the accident," Jiang said.

In view of the gravity and uncertainty of the situation, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine had requested regional agencies to regularly conduct port surveillance, including testing foods imported from Japan to ensure food safety, Jiang said.

National Nuclear Emergency Coordination Committee had instructed relevant departments to continuously monitor radiation levels in China's terrestrial areas and the water off the Chinese coast.

"These tests have not yet found any abnormal conditions," Jiang said.


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