U.S. levies sanctions against Chinese biotech entities as CCP pursues ‘brain-control weaponry’ for warfare

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The Biden administration levied sanctions against 37 Chinese entities in December, blacklisting them after claiming the communist nation was using emerging biotechnology to create “brain-control weaponry” and other technologies that are a threat to our national security.

“New intelligence shows China is using technologies like gene editing, and brain-machine interfaces to enhance military capabilities and control its own people, machines that could allow a Chinese commando to discharge a weapon with just a thought, not a trigger finger,” Fox News National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin asserted. “This month the Biden administration targeted the emerging threat by levying sanctions on 37 Chinese biotechnology companies that have ties to this research that experts say include so-called ‘mind control weapons.’”

Griffin is not the only one ringing alarm bells on the issue. Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe is vowing that the U.S. will not go down China’s dark technology path.

“We’re not going to place our own soldiers, sailors, and airmen at risk, which is what the intelligence tells us the Chinese are willing to do,” he remarked. “They want to advance at any costs, including those that are harmful to their own population.”

A year ago, Ratcliffe wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal claiming that China had conducted “human testing” on members of the People’s Liberation Army in an attempt to develop soldiers with “biologically enhanced capabilities.”

“The Pentagon says Beijing already uses these technologies, including biometric surveillance tools and facial recognition to track dissidents and journalists and to suppress the Uyghurs,” Griffin reported.

On December 16th, the U.S. Commerce Department issued a statement declaring, “Today, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) took action to address the ongoing threats to U.S. national security and foreign policy presented by the People’s Republic of China (PRC)’s efforts to develop and deploy biotechnology and other technologies for military applications and human rights abuses. BIS is also taking action against entities operating in the PRC, Georgia, Malaysia, and Turkey for diverting or attempting to divert U.S. items to Iran’s military programs.”

Tough talk for an administration that has done virtually nothing to stand up to the Chinese so far.

The U.S. Commerce Department went on to proclaim that the actions taken against Chinese entities were due to the communist nation using “biotechnology processes to support Chinese military end-uses and end-users, to include purported brain-control weaponry.”

“The scientific pursuit of biotechnology and medical innovation can save lives. Unfortunately, the PRC is choosing to use these technologies to pursue control over its people and its repression of members of ethnic and religious minority groups. We cannot allow U.S. commodities, technologies, and software that support medical science and biotechnical innovation to be diverted toward uses contrary to U.S. national security,” contended U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo.

“The U.S. will continue to stand strong against efforts by the PRC and Iran to turn tools that can help humanity prosper into implements that threaten global security and stability,” she concluded.

According to a senior U.S. official who spoke with The Financial Times, China is actively seeking to use emerging biotechnologies in an attempt to develop future military applications that include “gene editing, human performance enhancement, [and] brain-machine interfaces.”

The Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C., downplayed the U.S. sanctions as “unwarranted suppression” of Chinese entities.

“The facts and truth on Xinjiang-related issues are very clear. China’s development of biotechnology has always been for the well-being of mankind. The relevant claims of the US side are totally groundless,” embassy spokesperson Liu Pengyu remarked in a statement that was provided to CNBC.

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