Updated: Apr 24, 2021
"Chinese research and experimentation with gene-editing software place them at the forefront of biological knowledge and technology development. What sets gene editing apart from any other weapon is that only the individual who physically used CRISPR to edit specific genes knows the extent those genes were affected; they are the sole keeper of the new genetic code.
A country would lose all warfighting capabilities from exposure to an undetectable enemy before they could find a solution. China is the leading developer and researcher of biowarfare, and their technologies are outstripping that of other global powers. Left unchecked, China poses an incredible threat to the current balance of power with newly developed genetic weapons."
Kathryn Koonz (OTH)
China's biotechnology and genetic warfare research and development has been accelerating at unprecedented levels. According to the US Department of Defense's 2020 Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China Report, China's Science and Technology Goals Supporting Military Modernization section specifies that, "China seeks to become a leader in key technologies with military potential, such as AI, autonomous systems, advanced computing, quantum information sciences, biotechnology, and advanced materials and manufacturing."
"Biology is among seven "new domains of warfare" discussed in a 2017 book by Zhang Shibo (张仕波), a retired general and former president of the National Defense University, who concludes: “Modern biotechnology development is gradually showing strong signs characteristic of an offensive capability,” including the possibility that “specific ethnic genetic attacks” (特定种族基因攻击) could be employed."
Elsa B. Kania and Wilson Vorndick (Defense One)
Chinese ophthalmologist and virologist Li-Meng Yan (MD & PhD) was resoundingly censored and attacked by American media outlets regarding the publication of her 2020 study, SARS-CoV-2 Is an Unrestricted Bioweapon: A Truth Revealed through Uncovering a Large-Scale, Organized Scientific Fraud.
Among other findings, Dr. Yan's paper specifies that,
"Evidence herein clearly indicates that the novel coronaviruses recently published by the CCP-controlled laboratories are all fraudulent and do not exist in nature...It is therefore impossible for the amino acid sequence of the E protein to remain unchanged when the virus has allegedly crossed species barrier multiple times (between different bat species, from bats to pangolins, and from pangolins to humans). The 100% identity observed here, therefore, further proves that the sequences of these recently published novel coronaviruses have been fabricated."
According to Dr. Ruifu Yang, a senior member of China’s National and Military Bioterrorism Response Consultant Group, a pathogen must meet three specific criteria to be labeled a bioweapon:
"1. It is significantly virulent and can cause large scale casualty.
2. It is highly contagious and transmits easily, often through respiratory routes in the form of aerosols. The most dangerous scenario would be that it allows human-to-human transmission.
3. It is relatively resistant to environmental changes, can sustain transportation, and is capable of supporting targeted release."
In Dr. Yan's conclusion, "all of the above [criteria] have been met by SARS-CoV-2."
Chinese scientists have been resoundingly condemned by the international science community when it comes to defying Western ethical standards regarding scientific studies. Whether it's involuntary DNA and facial recognition, gene-edited babies, deploying human genes in monkeys, human head transplants, and of course...biologically enhanced soldiers; there are a litany of legitimate ethical and military concerns.
China has been clear about it's goal to become the world's dominant military and economic power, supplanting the United States. It's pretty easy to understand China's long-term ambitions and the lengths it is willing to go to achieve them while the CCP employs it's Three Warfares doctrine globally, detains Muslim Uighurs in concentration camps, and continues to build the world's largest Navy (having now surpassed the US).
While China's bioweapon research is sufficiently concerning in its own right, these risks are compounded by China's well-established views on America. But as I often enjoy saying, "don't take my word for it." I prefer to let ranking CCP officials speak for themselves. Namely, the ex Vice-Chairman Of China's Military Commission, Chi HaoTian, who so perfectly captures the CCP's ethos on all things America,
"It is indeed brutal to kill one or two hundred million Americans. But that is the only path that will secure a Chinese century, a century in which the CCP leads the world."