China Targets Japanese Food on Consumer Rights Day

Nikkei: China consumer rights show exposes cracks in Fukushima food ban

A state-owned television broadcaster here revealed Wednesday that products are being sold in China against local restrictions on food imports from Japan since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

The Chinese government prohibited such imports from Fukushima Prefecture and surrounding areas as far away as Tokyo after the meltdowns at the nuclear power plant in 2011. Japan has asked Beijing to review the ban.

A popular and influential consumer affairs program on China Central Television aired a segment Wednesday night that showed online retailers in China offering baby formula, rice and health food from areas covered by the ban, including Tochigi and Niigata prefectures.

Environmental regulations are a great way to back door protectionism. This is part of China’s consumer rights day, however. Not an explicit attack on Japanese exports, rather the Chinese businesses that aren’t following the law.

This story and others are covered at iFeng’s site for consumer rights day. 日本核辐射区食品被曝流入国内 含无印良品

Author: 罗臻 http://www.investinginchinesestocks.blogspot.com

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