China wants the United States to quickly revoke the
"indiscriminate" ban on four kinds of seafood
exports quickly and properly deal with the problem.
to the director of the State Administration of Quality
Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, Li Changjiang,
China will not accept the indiscriminate and automatic
detention of four kinds of Chinese seafood by the United
States and the ban on importing those products."
made the remarks during a telephone conversation with
US Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt,
urging him to deal with the issue after Washington announced
the ban some Chinese seafood Thursday.
said China also detected many substandard foodstuffs
among US exports to China every year, and these problems
were properly handled in the principle of cooperation.
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Thursday
it would detain three types of Chinese farm-raised fish
-- catfish, basa and dace -- as well as shrimp and eel
unless suppliers could prove the shipments contained
no harmful residues unapproved in the US for use in