According to the plan submitted to the country’s top legislature, the new agency will help enhance the strategic planning and coordination of foreign aid and humanitarian assistance, which is now mainly the work of the ministries of commerce and foreign affairs.
On Sept. 18, 1931, the Japanese Imperial Army blew up a section of railway near the city of Shenyang, capital of Liaoning Province neighboring Heilongjiang. The incident started a large-scale Japanese invasion of China that would last 14 years.
This is much needed, because even though it upholds the principles of mutual respect, equality, mutual benefits and win-win results in providing foreign assistance, the lack of information about its aid has left room for suspicions to be raised about its motives. Some critics in the West accuse it of being a “rogue donor”, claiming it uses aid to support authoritarian regimes in return for access to their countries’ natural resources
Metal bombs required a lot of gunpowder to explode, and extremely high temperatures could easily destroy bacteria, so the Japanese began using ceramic bombs, which held anthrax and bubonic plague-carrier fleas, according to the museum staff member.