Oh, the Irony
China urged Japan to report developments in its nuclear crisis quickly and accurately as concern spread over whether its scope had been downplayed.
This is China urging another country to be more open and accurate about what's going on. I laughed when i read that.
Incidentally, according to this article, Fnord12 was absolutely right about it being too late to invest.
...worried Chinese combed pharmacies Thursday in a mostly vain search for potassium iodide tablets, which are believed to decrease the risk of developing thyroid cancer from nuclear radiation.
There's also a run on iodized salt, apparently, despite officials at the health ministry saying the amount of iodine in salt is not high enough to offer any protection.
In Jiangsu Province, north of Shanghai, Zhu Bei, a 25-year-old teacher, went to her local supermarket at 10 a.m. after her mother asked her to pick up three or four boxes of salt, each containing as many as 70 individual packets.
By min | March 17, 2011, 3:42 PM | Ummm... Other?
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