Tainted Dumplings From China Upset Relations With Japan

The incident triggers food-safety alarm among Japanese consumers.


In January, Japanese media reported 10 people fell ill after consuming dumplings produced in China.

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The half million Chinese currently living in Japan and the 115,000 Japanese living in China have, thus far, not moderated tempers. With their mutual enemy, the Soviet Union, now gone, the two countries have yet to find another arena for cooperation. Should Hu Jintao make a trip to Japan this year, he would be the first Chinese president to visit the nation in a decade.