Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the move was instigated by some anti-China parliamentarians and urged Parliament to immediately revoke the decision and earnestly restrain words and actions of certain parliamentarians.
After the quake, the Luzhou City has launched a level-I emergency response and sent personnel for disaster investigation and rescue.
To better trace potential cases, Putian started citywide nucleic acid testing on Tuesday afternoon and conducted a second round of nucleic acid testing in Putian's Xianyou county. So far, about 3,000 contacts have been traced to the infected people.
The two sides also agreed to hold a new round of high-level strategic dialogue between foreign ministries of the two countries and China-South Korea "2 2" dialogue on diplomacy and security as soon as possible.
Retail sales grew by 2.5 percent on a yearly basis last month, compared with 8.5 percent in July. On the two-year average basis, retail sales expanded by 1.5 percent in August, the bureau said.