China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Wednesday called on the Japanese government to revoke its decision to dump nuclear polluted water into the ocean and apologize, in response to a question regarding a tweet he posted on Monday.
The tweet contains a re-creation of the famous Japanese painting "The Great Wave off Kanagawa," showing nuclear polluted water being poured into the sea.
Japan is asking for the removal of the tweet.
He accused some Japanese officials of deliberately ignoring others' protests. "Why are they so angry about an illustration? They should listen more to protests around the world against their plan of disposing of nuclear polluted water into the ocean," he said.