A new report from an investigative reporter who has been at the forefront of reporting on the origins of the coronavirus pandemic and the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) alleges that China discussed the threat that man-made viruses pose to mankind and how they might be weaponized to target certain groups of people.
David Asher, a top investigator who led Trump’s State Department’s investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, an initiative Biden abruptly ended to shield his “good friend” President Xi, said that what China wrote in its declaration to the United Nations “essentially laid out a road map of developments in biotechnology pertinent to the biological weapons convention that the Chinese indicated as particularly salient.”
“It wasn’t clear from their declaration whether this was for potential offensive use of synthetic biology and other techniques … but it certainly appears to lay out what they felt were going to be the drivers of a more potent offense in the future decade related to biotechnology,” he said. “This is probably the most disturbing thing to note that there could be a type of population-targeting or ethnic targeting using biology, according to the Chinese. That doesn’t mean they did it in the case of Covid-19 or anything else but it definitely implied that they were fully aware that this is feasible and possible.”
“They say (it’s the) increased threat of biological weapons using advanced technology,” he said. “They talk about increased difficulty complying with the convention.”
China made the statements in a submission several years ago to the Seventh Review Conference of the State Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, and Stockpiling of Biological and Toxin Weapons.
The submission warned that “new kinds of biotechnology” could be used “for hostile purposes, posing a latent threat to human society,” and that the threat was “growing.” The submission said that the new technologies were making it harder to maintain “full and strict compliance with the Biological Weapons Convention.”
The following are some excerpts from China’s submission:
EXCLUSIVE: The Chinese Government admitted virus research posed a “latent threat to mankind” and warned “accidental mistakes in biotech labs can place mankind in great danger” in official treaty documents.
Genetic weapons targeting races also discussed.https://t.co/kaQkhJOGMO
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Miles Yu, a top adviser to then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, told The Australian that he had discovered a Chinese research paper that contained the research fields that China mentioned in its submission.