China says concerned by Japan nuclear discharge in sea

BEIJING - China's Foreign Ministry said

on Friday it was concerned by Japanese moves to discharge
contaminated water into the sea from a quake-crippled nuclear
plant and urged its neighbor to protect the marine environment.

"As Japan's neighbor, we naturally express our concern

about this. We hope that Japan will act in accordance with
international law and adopt effective measures to protect the
marine environment," ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in a
"China is closely following developments, and at the same
time carrying our specialized assessment, and will continue
maintaining close contact with Japan. We ask that Japan reports
the relevant information to the Chinese side in a swift,
comprehensive and accurate way."
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