Japanese Seafood Ban Signals China’s Shady Virtues

China’s track record of employing plausible deniability and its own nuclear waste management practices raise questions about Beijing’s motivations

CHINA JAPAN FUKUSHIMA SEAFOOD People sit behind a sign posted in a Beijing neighborhood that reads “Suspend the sale of all fish products imported from Japan” on August 27, 2023. (Photo: Pedro Pardo/AFP)