A view of the power plant in the Japanese germ warfare centre in Harbin.
A view of the power plant in the Japanese germ warfare centre in the northeast Chinese city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, April 24, 2005. China will seek UNESCO World Heritage protection for the ruins of a Japanese germ warfare centre during World War Two called Unit 731. The laboratories, prisons and crematoria were notorious for experiments on humans to develop germ weapons, such as bubonic plague, typhoid, anthrax and cholera. REUTERS/Jason Lee ALF/KS