U.S. intelligence services reported “experiments” with biological weapons developed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), according to a senior Trump administration official.
The official added that those biological weapons are being formulated against specific ethnic minority groups, according to the Washington Times on May 14.
Irregularities in the CCP’s handling of the pandemic caused by the CCP Virus are furthering investigations into the issue.
“We are looking at possible biological experiments on ethnic minorities,” said the official who preferred not to be named.
If the existence of the experiments were proven, the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons (BWC) would have been violated by the CCP.
“We continue to have concerns with China’s BWC compliance as well as their international obligations,” the public official added.
“If we’ve learned nothing else through this COVID episode, it’s that China cannot be trusted to do the right thing” he reiterated.
In fact, despite the insistence of more than 100 countries, the CCP refuses to allow investigations into the origins and evolution of the pandemic, which is causing hundreds of thousands of deaths and great economic losses in most parts of the world.
The first defense work with biological weapons by the Chinese army was seen in the anti-plague units, employed in 1952 during its participation in the Korean War.
Also, an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever in the late 1980s at a facility in Xinjiang Autonomous Region could have been caused by biological weapons research, according to writer Ken Alibek, reviewed by Japan Forward.
The BWC came into force in 1975 and was signed by the CCP in 1984. The treaty has been joined by 100 countries.
In addition, the CCP reported in 1988 on “chemical defense maneuvers in the high-altitude zone to test newly developed equipment.” in Tibet, which had been annexed decades earlier, according to Japan Forward.
Although the Chinese regime signed the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in 1993, which prohibits the production or stockpiling of chemical weapons, it only ratified it four years later.
Similarly, a document published in 1996 said that it was believed to have worked with biological weapons agents, which cause tularemia, Q fever, plague, anthrax, and eastern equine encephalitis.
In turn, the 2002 Non-Proliferation Review indicated that there were biological product factories in Wuchang, Chongqing, and Kunming, China. There are also biological weapons agent production facilities in Shenyang, Shanghai, Lanzhou, and Guangzhou.
In addition, there are factories in Yan’an, Xishan, and Changchun, according to Dr. Monika Chansoria, a senior researcher at the Japan Institute of International Affairs in Tokyo.
According to United States sources, the CCP’s biological weapons activity has been extensive, and a 2010 report noted that BWC regulations were violated, with dual-use activities during that period.
Despite the fact that the CCP declared its chemical weapons activities to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague, they remain strictly secret.
The creation of biological weapons specifically formulated against ethnic minorities is a matter of concern. Ninety-two percent of the Chinese population is Han.
The CCP admitted ” to pursuing these activities, which is not surprising since each is clearly indicative of an intent to employ biological weapons, in some cases against specific populations,” said Paula DeSutter, former assistant secretary of state for verification, compliance, and enforcement of the BWC, referring to a 2011 report.
“One has to tremble at the notion that Wuhan may have been an experiment to test all of these items they were working on as far back as 2011,” DeSutter added, referring to the CCP Virus pandemic the CCP is accused of, according to the Washington Times.
“There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind China [the CCP] has a biological weapons program,” said the Executive Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute Peter Jennings, according to Sky News.
“It’s clear that they have the scientific capability to do this in an extremely advanced way, in a way that only a small number of countries would be able to,” Jennings insisted.