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The State Oceanic Administration allowed ConocoPhillips to resume production after oil spills in June 2011 at the offshore Penglai field. Photo: Xinhua

China court rejects oil spill lawsuit against state agency

A Chinese court has dismissed a legal action against the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) for allowing US oil major ConocoPhillips to resume production after spills off northern China, an official said on Thursday.