While Mackerras said he is not optimistic about the bilateral relationship in the short term, "I have to be optimistic" in the long term.
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.
"The evidence is new proof of the atrocities committed by the Japanese army," said Jin Chengmin, curator of the museum. "It serves as a warning for us to remember history and cherish peace."
He also sought benefits for four enterprises under his control by bribing and asking his employees to bribe government workers between 1996 and 2016. The bribes amounted to more than 7.9 million yuan, according to the prosecutor.
Gambia was called to firmly adhere to the one-China policy, while China seeks to advance the nations' bilateral relations under the principles of mutual respect and equal treatment, Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday.
Nicole Chiang, the museum's curator, said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened by the burglary as we are preparing for our 25th anniversary celebrations. Not only do the stolen objects have significant historical and cultural value, they also hold irreplaceable emotional value for our founder.”