China is the latest country to ban imports of British poultry following an outbreak of the potentially lethal Asian-type H5N1 strain of bird flu, AFP reported. China's ban follows similar import bans from countries including Japan and Russia. Poultry and poultry-related products from Britain sent to China after January 13 have been "returned or destroyed." China, one of the top 20 importers of British poultry, imported 1,964 tons of poultry from Britain between January and November 2006. Asian-strain H5N1, which has killed more than 160 people across the world since 2003, was discovered at a turkey farm in eastern England in early February.