Global Security Newswire
Daily News on Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Weapons, Terrorism and Related Issues
Japanese Experts Investigate Latest World War II-Era Chemical Weapons Find in China
A seven-member team of Japanese experts arrived in northeast China yesterday to investigate the latest find of World War II-era chemical munitions, according to the Xinhua News Agency (see GSN, July 29).
Thirty chemical weapons have been found at Lianhuapao Village in Dunhua, Jilin Province, since two children were injured last month after they pried open a weapon and were splashed by the liquid it carried.
Chinese experts have said that the munitions contain mustard gas (Xinhua News Agency, Aug. 3).
Note to our Readers
GSN ceased publication on July 31, 2014. Its articles and daily issues will remain archived and available on NTI’s website.
Oct. 31, 2013
This CNS issue brief examines the lessons learned from dismantling Libya and Iraq's chemical weapons programs and what these two cases presage for disarmament in Syria. In particular, this article explores the challenges relating to ensuring material and physical security for both inspectors and the chemical weapons stockpile itself; verifying the accuracy and completeness of disclosed inventories; and developing effective monitoring and verification regimes for the long-term. The conclusion examines recommendations stemming from this analysis.
This article provides an overview of China’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.