Friday, December 31, 2010
Japanese Chemical Weapons in China
On 30 November 2009, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapon (OPCW) opened its 14th conference in the Hague of Holland (till December 4th). The head of the Chinese delegation, Zhang Jun, insisted that “I hope that Japan will remove its chemical weapons in China, abandoned by the Japanese imperial army, as soon as possible (Xinhua News).” Both Japan and China agreed that Japan would remove its chemical weapons in China by April 2012. Since China has modernized its nation, construction has blossomed. As a result, some construction sites break these chemical weapons which result in death, injury, and pollution that the people and environment suffer for years. The Japanese government has not made any compensation for these victims. In addition, no victim has won any verdicts in the Japanese court since WWII by suing the Japanese government. Will Hatoyama Administration makes any compensation for the Chinese victims?