Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian attends a press conference in Beijing in August 2020. Photo: Kyodo
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian attends a press conference in Beijing in August 2020. Photo: Kyodo

Japan and China clash over Zhao’s Fukushima tweet using ‘Great Wave’ image amid strained relations

  • Foreign Ministry spokesman used the image, altered to show workers dumping radioactive material, to take aim at Japan’s decision to release treated water at the power plant
  • Japan has reportedly lodged a protest with China over Zhao Lijian’s Twitter post, saying it insults Japanese culture and calling for it to be deleted

Topic |   Fukushima nuclear disaster
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian attends a press conference in Beijing in August 2020. Photo: Kyodo
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian attends a press conference in Beijing in August 2020. Photo: Kyodo
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