Rescue ships douse the fire on the tanker Sanchi on Jaunary 10, four days after it collided with a Hong Kong-registered freighter off China's eastern coast. Photo: EPA-EFE/Transport Ministry of China

How China-Japan tensions delayed Sanchi oil spill clean-up

Mark J. Valencia says a slow response would worsen the already considerable environmental impact of the spill, and an agreement over the handling of such disasters should be reached to curtail further ecological damage in the future

22 Feb 2018 - 7:33PM