Has China Given up on Probe for Truth?

China seems to be toning down the poisoned dumplings case, but the Daily Yomiuri editorial asks for the truth. It is safe to say the issue is not over in Japan.

…The Chinese Public Security Ministry said at a press conference Thursday that there was an extremely low likelihood the gyoza became contaminated in China with the organic phosphorus pesticide methamidophos.

China’s assertion is completely at odds with an explanation given by the National Police Agency based on investigations by the Japanese police so far that “the possibility the pesticide was mixed into gyoza in Japan is extremely low…

Furthermore, according to the NPA, it did provide the test results to the Chinese side. The NPA also says its repeated requests for the Chinese side to reveal information concerning investigations into past poisoning incidents caused by methamidophos in China have not been met. In light of these details, NPA Commissioner General Hiroto Yoshimura had good reason to issue a strong rebuttal, saying that China’s assertion “cannot go unchallenged.”

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