Amid a global pandemic that emanated from China, many are questioning China’s nefarious activities, including their work with biological weapons. Moreover, the Chinese government could be strategically developing pathogens to potentially target certain ethnic groups, according to a new report from The Washington Times’ Bill Gertz.

“Chinese government deception regarding the coronavirus outbreak is raising new fears about Beijing’s biological weapons activities, including population-specific research on germ weapons capable of attacking ethnic groups, according to current and former U.S. officials,” Gertz reported Thursday.

A senior Trump administration official confirmed to the news site that they’re assessing the potential threat as concerns “heighten” with the virus currently circulating the globe. “We are looking at potential biological experiments on ethnic minorities,” the official said.

To read the full report on The Washington Times, click here.