The Chinese Communist Party Has an Extensive Research Network Supporting Biowarfare
Guest contribution by Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D.
It’s important to reiterate something I wrote in a previous article by Gateway Pundit: In the People’s Republic of China there is no difference between military and civil research centers.
Chapter 78 of the thirteenth five-year plan of the Chinese Communist Party (2016-2020) describes the amalgamation of military and civil research, including the field of “synthetic biology”.
According to publications by China’s leading scientists, “synthetic biology” includes biological warfare.
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Many also underestimate the possible contributions that Chinese veterinary and agricultural research can make to such a military program.
Ningyi Jin is a member of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. He is described as a virologist studying zoonotic diseases. He is from Jilin Province and is a Korean national and a member of the Chinese Communist Party.
He is also a senior officer in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.
Ningyi Jin is director of the Molecular Virology and Immunology Laboratory of the Military Veterinary Research Institute of the Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Director of the Key Laboratory of Military Genetic Engineering, and Director of Recombinant Virus Vaccine Research and Development in Jilin Province Engineering Center.
He has been a research fellow at Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Centers for Disease Control (CCDC), Model Animal Research Center at Nanjing University, Jilin Agricultural University, Wenzhou University, Yanbian University, Shihezi University, Sichuan University , Foshan University and other supposedly “civil” research institutions.
In a scholarly publication, Ningyi Jin lists himself as a faculty member at Wenzhou and Guangxi Universities. In another publication, he joins Yanbian University.
Ningyi Jin has extensive experience experimenting with coronaviruses.
In addition to his research relationships, some of which can be traced back to the United States, there are two red flag aspects of Ningyi Jin’s research activities.
Not only does he make extensive use of genetic engineering, but Ningyi Jin is one of several scientists in China who have carried out experiments with a transgenic mouse model that contains the human coronavirus receptor since 2007.
In other words, each of these Chinese laboratories could have quickly adapted a coronavirus for an infection in humans using this mouse model and a technique known as “serial passage”.
More disturbing, however, is Ningyi Jin’s attitude towards zoonotic research.
Zoonotic diseases are caused by germs that typically spread from animals to humans. That is, by definition, it is a naturally occurring event.
In contrast, Ningyi Jin sees zoonotic diseases in relation to bioweapons or bioterrorism, where the use of biotechnology can transform a natural zoonotic pathogen to “significantly increase its lethality, attack power and toxic effects.”
This opinion is expressed in the foreword to a book entitled “The New Edition of Zoonoses,” written by Ningyi Jin in 2007.
Ningyi Jin’s point of view is not an isolated one, but a common theme that runs through many Chinese military publications.
It’s been a long time since the U.S. government could have done much more seriously investigate the Chinese Communist Party’s biological weapons program, its supporting civil-military research facilities, the laboratory origins of COVID-19, and U.S. scientists and federal funding.
This is preferably done before another more deadly COVID-19 occurs.
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. retired from an international career in business and medical research with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is a member of the Citizens Commission for National Security. His email address is [email protected].