Pakistan and China have allegedly entered a three year bio-warfare agreement to cooperate on projects associated with the deadly anthrax agent, as well as other dangerous viruses, according to an exclusive report written by The Klaxon. U.S. intelligence officials and analysts are warning that the United States cannot afford to ignore the information and the danger this secret deal poses to the world.
I may not have noticed the Klaxon report if it weren’t for Gordon Chang, an expert on China and someone I follow religiously when it comes to news in the region. He retweeted the exclusive on Tuesday, which was written by Anthony Klan, an investigative reporter from Australia.
And Chang, along with other intelligence officials I’ve spoken with, warn that the deal made with Pakistan poses significant dangers to accidental contamination leaks, along with rising concerns as to what the two nuclear powers may be planning.
“It’s no wonder China wants to outsource its dangerous bioweapons research to Pakistan,” Gordon Chang told me Wednesday. “Chinese weapons labs, over the course of decades, can’t master the concept of safety.”
“The failure to contain pathogens has had consequences,” Chang added. “From Russian sources, we have learned there were two epidemics of hemorrhagic fever in the late 1980s in a part of China where these diseases were previously unknown but which did host a biological weapons facility.”
It’s not surprising that Chang would be monitoring stories from all over the world because he has become extremely vocal about the dangerous expansion and global reach of Beijing and a staunch ally of freedom fighters in Hong Kong opposed to communist China’s tyranny.
In fact, Chang, who has lived in China, recently posted warnings about news reports that tend to downplay Beijing’s role in covering up its enormous failures to warn the world of the novel Coronavirus epidemic during the onslaught of the outbreak in Wuhan in 2019.
For example Chang said, “the SARS epidemic beginning in 2002 probably had a natural origin but could have been fueled by subsequent lab leaks.
He pointed out that “the world’s first outbreak of COVID-19 occurred near the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which had been engineering coronaviruses to make them more virulent. The Institute is more than a thousand miles from where the closest strain of the virus was found in a natural environment, a cave full of bats.”
“If you are a Chinese leader today, you too would want your dangerous research conducted on the other side of the Himalayas,” said Chang. “After all, with the coronavirus still spreading around China, you probably would not want to deal with two killer epidemics at the same time.”
From The Klaxon, an investigative online news agency that reports on intelligence matters and business malfeasance out of Australia:
In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak on Chinese soil, China’s now infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology has signed the covert deal with Pakistan military’s Defense Science and Technology Organization (DESTO), to collaborate research in “emerging infectious diseases” and advance studies on the biological control of transmitted diseases.
According to highly credible intelligence sources, the program is being entirely funded by China and is formally titled the “Collaboration for Emerging Infectious Diseases and Studies on Biological Control of Vector Transmitting Diseases”.
Intelligence sources, including from the Indian subcontinent, have told The Klaxon they have serious concerns about the secret project, which involves China testing biological agents outside its borders in an apparent bid to minimize the “risk of drawing condemnation from the international community”.
“DESTO has been engaged in various dual-use research projects related to anthrax under a covert biological weapons program,” one senior intelligence source said.
The source said China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology had “lent all financial, material and scientific support for the project”.
The information reported by The Klaxon shouldn’t be ignored. Think about what’s happened to our nation and for that matter, the world since the outbreak of COVID-19. There is no doubt that this won’t be the last time but imagine a virus far worse than what we’re witnessing today.
GORDON CHANG HERE
When the Chinese communist owned Global Times reported that scientists believe that SARS-CoV-2 originated naturally and had nothing to do with Wuhan laboratories Chang shot back.
The paper stated because of that President Donald Trump “owes us an apology as he claimed” the virus leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
“Okay, but why did #China in February send Major General Chen Wei, the country’s top biological weapons expert, to head the P-4 lab at the #Wuhan Institute of Virology? To destroy evidence of an illicit program perhaps,” Chang responded on Twitter.
And U.S. policy makers should heed Chang’s warning. After all, President Xi Jingping’s decision to keep COVID-19 secret has torn the world’s economy apart, left millions infected and killed an estimated 661,000 people globally.
Imagine what happens if we ignore the possible biowarfare deal between China and Pakistan.
Imagine the threat that a relationship like this could have on the world and the implications for the future.
I’ve traveled to Pakistan, have met with Pakistani leaders in the past and have covered stories in that region long enough to know that China is a very close ally of the Pakistani government. Moreover, Beijing works diligently to cultivate a strong geo-political relationship with Pakistan, and in the process uses that relationship to influence and spy. on American interests in the region as well.
I’ve also covered numerous intelligence matters in Pakistan, and know there have been concerns among U.S. intelligence officials regarding the nation’s very modern bio-level laboratories, which are suspected of conducting ‘covert experiments’ and could potentially pose a national security threat in the future.
According to intelligence officials that spoke to The Klaxon, Pakistan and China’s efforts are part of a broader offensive against India and Western rivals.
It is. It always has been. Whether The Klaxon story is completely accurate remains to be seen. It has not been independently verified by this reporter.
Either way, there is enough evidence to suggest that China will continue to expand its diplomatic relations with Pakistan by trading and combing its technological, military and political apparatus in South Asia.
It serves China’s purpose to pursue these interests because those interests also assist in driving a deeper wedge between the U.S. and its allies in the region.
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U.S. Commerce Department: Chinese firms are supplying Russian entities
On Tuesday, the United States Commerce Department said several companies in China are supplying Russia’s military. The announcement was made alongside a “new round of blacklist restrictions for foreign firms aiding Moscow’s war against Ukraine” reports National Review.
“These entities have previously supplied items to Russian entities of concern before February 24, 2022 and continue to contract to supply Russian entity listed and sanctioned parties after Russia’s further invasion of Ukraine,” stated an official Commerce Department notice posted to the Federal Register.
“Commerce also blacklisted several Chinese companies and Chinese government research institutes for their work on naval-technology and supplying Iran with U.S. tech in a way that harms America’s national security” adds National Review.
Six companies that are helping further the Russian invasion are also based in Lithuania, Russia, the U.K., Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.
National Review reports:
The Commerce Department stopped short of blaming the Chinese government for the sanctions-evasion activity it identified today. Commerce secretary Gina Raimondo previously said that there doesn’t appear to be any “systemic efforts by China to go around our export controls.” The Biden administration has publicly and privately warned Beijing against supporting the Russian war, with White House officials even leaking to the press about an effort to present China’s ambassador in Washington with information about Russian troop movements ahead of the invasion.
While Beijing has not expressed outright support for the invasion, it has used its propaganda networks to back Moscow’s narrative. Meanwhile, top Chinese and Russian officials have moved to solidify the “no-limits” partnership they declared in early February. General secretary Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin held a call this month, marking the construction of a new bridge between their two countries, during which they reiterated their support for the burgeoning geopolitical alignment.
National-security adviser Jake Sullivan said last month that the U.S. has no indications that Beijing has provided Russia with military equipment. A Finnish think tank, the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air, estimated on June 12 that Chinese imports of Russian oil since the outset of the conflict have amounted to $13 billion, making China the biggest consumer of the country’s oil exports. Previously, it was Germany. “While Germany cut back on purchases since the start of the war, China’s oil and gas imports from Russia rose in February and remained at a roughly constant level since,” the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission noted.
Official advisor Anton Gerashchenko tweeted incredible video of Ukrainian soldiers sweeping through fields, writing “this is how our fields are de-mined so that farmers can harvest crops.” On Monday a Russian missile struck a mall in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, where over 1,000 civilians were inside.
“Almost two dozen people were still missing Tuesday one day after a Russian airstrike struck a Ukrainian shopping mall and killed 18 civilians inside…On top of the 18 dead and 21 people missing, Ukrainian Interior Minster Denis Monastyrsky said 59 were injured. Several of the dead were burned beyond recognition” reported the New York Post.
— Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) June 28, 2022
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