At the sushi and sake event on Capitol Hill, Congressman Mike Gallagher stated, "The Chinese boycott of Japanese seafood is groundless economic coercion."
Its hypocrisy over the Fukushima water release is an example of how China uses a colossal information warfare network to advance its technology-enabled tyranny.
With hysteria rampant on Chinese social media following the release of ALPS treated water at Fukushima, we tackle some of the science behind Japan’s decision.
The ALPS treated water release was declared safe, but a South Korean left-wing lawyer's group has filed a petition listing dolphins among its claimants.
Scientists found no trace of radiation either in the water or in sea creatures. But motivated by nationalist politics, China has banned all Japanese seafood.
Despite Chinese backlash and widespread disinformation, many European media outlets are responding calmly and objectively to the ALPS treated water release.
As it starts releasing treated water from Fukushima, as approved by international experts, Japan must make good use of its ¥80-billion anti-disinformation fund.
As the treated water release started TEPCO said it would monitor with the utmost sense of care, while China announced a ban on all Japanese seafood...
The treated water release was decided after confirming the "safety, reputational damage measures, and continued support" from TEPCO., said PM Fumio Kishida.
Irritated by South Korea's growing ties with the US and Japan, China aims to create discord by exploiting opposition to the release of Fukushima treated water.
China's import intimidation tactics intend to coerce Tokyo into abandoning hardline positions towards Beijing on various issues.
Praising the IAEA report, the South Korean activists asked for information sharing as the discharge begins and that Seoul's experts be allowed to monitor it.