BEIJING (Dow Jones) -- China has rejected more than 120,000 metric tons in shipments of U.S. corn after finding an unapproved genetically engineered strain, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said.
The insect-resistant MIR162 strain was found in five batches by inspectors in Fujian, Shenzhen and Shandong provinces, the agency said in a statement on its website on Wednesday.
The dates of the discoveries weren't disclosed.
Shenzhen regulators rejected a shipment in November for the same reason, it added.
The U.S. was asked to tighten checks ahead of export, the administration said.
China has imported about 1.54 ...