1. Top shot of place where Japanese bombs were buried
2. People in uniforms walking along lane
3. Bomb being dug out of the ground
4. Japanese team member handing over bomb to Chinese team member
5. Bomb being tested and put aside on a table with other bombs
6. Japanese team member walking to a desk with logging forms
7. Close up of form being filled
8. Various of bomb being taped and marked
9. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) Wang Xuefeng, head of Chinese digging team:
" We have to be very careful while digging out the bombs. First of all we need to find out whether the munitions are still there, then we need to read carefully the metres on the gas testing machines before taking a decision. If there is any gas leaking all of the team members have to be pulled out immediately and experts have to be brought in to conduct emergency process."
11. Bomb being moved on a scale to a table
12. Bomb being measured
13. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Toshiyuki Daishoji, Deputy Director, Office of Abandoned Chemical Weapon (ACW), Japan Cabinet Office:
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" Since we are not sure about exactly how many bombs are buried here, it is hard to say how long it will take for us to clear the place. Also, this is not a deserted area, instead, there are a lot of human activities around, so we have to take into consideration the safety issue and this will definitely influence the efficiency."
14. Japanese team member digging out a bomb and handing it to his Chinese colleague
15. Close up of bombs
16. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) Liu Yiren, Director, Office of Abandoned Chemical Weapon(ACW), Chinese Foreign Ministry:
" We wish the Japanese side could destroy all the ACWs in China within the deadline ruled by the Chemical Weapons Convention, but now it seems that they won't reach that goal, according to the current progress."
17. Japanese ACW team member walking by Mr. Liu
18. Cart passing in front of the bombs storage point
Experts wearing head-to-toe chemical suits on Wednesday started digging out a stockpile of nearly 200 Japanese bombs found in Northeastern China.
The bombs are part of a contentious legacy of Japan's 1937-45 occupation of much of the country.
According to the Chinese officials, these bombs were gradually found and gathered since 1960s from various locations around Ningan town in the Heilongjiang province.
In 2004, the Chinese and Japanese governments agreed to start moving these bombs, many of which are believed to be chemical weapons, from the town to a specialised storage point in 2006.
The team of 27 Japanese specialists and their Chinese colleagues dug out 31 bombs and 7 of them have been confirmed to be chemical weapon.
The whole cleaning work is expected to finish on July 10th, but the Japanese side says that they might need more time.
Japanese military is believed to have left some 700,000 artillery shells, bombs and other weapons loaded with chemical agents in China after the World War II.
Japan is helping to clean up several stockpiles in other parts of China too, but the location of others is unknown.
The Chinese government has expressed hopes that the Japanese team would make a quick progess.
Liu Yiren, Chinese official in charge of the Japanese abandoned chemical weapons(ACW), told the media that the destruction deadline provided for by the Chemical Weapons Convention is nearing its end now but the substantive destruction of the Japanese ACWs in China has not been started yet.
The two countries have agreed to build a destruction facility in Northeastern China, with the funding provided by Japan.
The project will be started with this year.
According to Chinese official statistics, Japanese ACWs have caused over one thousand poisoning accidents in China since the end of the war and more than 2, 000 Chinese people have been killed or injured.