06 Nov 2013
UNITED NATIONS: China on Tuesday demanded that Japan provide "accurate" information on how it is handling new fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
China told the UN General Assembly it was worried about radioactive water leaks from the Japanese plant that went into meltdown after being hit by a tsunami in March 2011.
"China follows closely the countermeasures to be adopted by Japan," China's deputy UN ambassador Wang Min told a debate on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN nuclear watchdog.
"We urge the Japanese side to spare no effort in minimising the subsequent impact of the accident and provide timely, comprehensive and accurate information to the international community," Wang added.
China and Japan have a series of bilateral disputes, and the new comments are certain to annoy the Japanese government, which is already under major domestic pressure over Fukushima, diplomats said.
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