"On August 24, disregarding the strong criticism and opposition from the international community, the Japanese government unilaterally started releasing the Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water into the ocean. China firmly opposes and strongly condemns it. We have made serious démarches to Japan and asked it to stop this wrongdoing," the Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson made a statement, APA reports.
According to the statement, the disposal of the Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water is a significant issue about nuclear safety and its impact goes beyond Japan’s borders, and the issue is by no means a private matter for Japan.
"The Japanese side should not cause secondary harm to the local people and even the people of the world out of its own selfish interests," China's foreign ministry said in the statement.
Note, Japan on Thursday started releasing treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean.