Chinese Communist Party Scientists in the U.S. are Bleeding America of Vital Biotechnology
Guest post by Lawrence Sellin and Anna Chen
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) scientists in the U.S. are bleeding America of vital biotechnology.
In a November 21, 2021 Gateway Pundit article, we described China’s colonization of U.S. research programs.
Through a process we call “scientific chain migration,” there has been a massive infiltration of U.S. research laboratories by successive waves of scientists from the People’s Republic of China, many of whom came from China’s People’s Liberation Army.
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That process was initiated in 1979 in an agreement between President Jimmy Carter and Chinese Communist Party leader Deng Xiaoping, a program which was expanded by Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
A cornerstone of the agreement was the U.S. taxpayer-funded China-United States Biochemistry Examination and Application (CUSBEA) that involved over 60 U.S. universities.
As a result, thousands of Chinese students and scholars began flooding into the United States, many obtaining permanent positions and becoming U.S. citizens., but maintaining allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party.
One such scientist, who apparently has maintained his loyalty to the Chinese Communist Party for twenty-five years, is Xiaodong Wang.
Xiaodong Wang was born in Wuhan, China and obtained a B.S. degree in biology from Beijing Normal University in 1985.
He was one of the original recipients of the CUSBEA awards, through which he received a Ph.D. in 1991 from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.
Xiaodong Wang subsequently rose to the rank of Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center and was elected a member of U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
In 2006, perhaps not unexpectedly, given his future plans, Xiaodong Wang received the $1 million Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine given under the auspices of Sir Run Run Shaw, a Hong Kong film producer and chairman of Television Broadcasts Limited, the largest Chinese program producer in the world.
In 2010, Xiaodong Wang became Director of the National Institute of Biological Sciences in Beijing.
Featured on Chinese national television, Xiaodong Wang was identified as a Chinese Communist Party “Thousand Talents Program” scientist and was personally welcomed back to China by Yuanchao Li, Head of the Organization Department of the Chinese Communist Party at the time, who later became Vice President of China in 2013.
Not all Chinese scientists working in the U.S. have fared so well in terms of their links to Communist China.
This year, Yijun Ruan, a scientist from the Jackson Laboratory was investigated by the FBI for failing to disclose financial affiliations with Chinese research institutions when requesting grant funding from the U.S. government.
Yijun Ruan was listed as the primary investigator on 17 Jackson Laboratory research projects that received over $15 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health from 2014 through 2020.
Another Jackson Laboratory employee, Xuefeng Zhang, a graduate of Tsinghua University, may also have potential conflicts of interest, being listed as an employee of the Chinese companies Noventi Biopharmaceuticals and Huiying Medical Technology.
Ironically, the Jackson Laboratory, the world’s source for more than 8,000 strains of genetically defined mice and home of the Mouse Genome Informatics database, has been aggressively pursuing collaborative relationships with institutions in China, but apparently got burned in the process.
The Jackson Laboratory filed a suit in September 2017, alleging that Nanjing University in China was stealing its technology, breeding and reselling a strain of mice that the Jackson Laboratory had developed.
No one should be surprised.
In a November 6, 2021 Gateway Pundit article, we described how Xiang Gao, who was trained at the Jackson Laboratory, reproduced a “Jackson Laboratory” at Nanjing University as its Director of the Institute of Model Animals.
Xiang Gao also formed a Chinese company, GemPharmatech, which will house more than 6000 mouse models in Massachusetts and California, directly competing with The Jackson Laboratory in the U.S.
The U.S. is training Chinese scientists, who then bleed America of vital biotechnology on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party.
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. He had a civilian career in international business and medical research. His email address is [email protected]. Anna Chen can be followed on Twitter @2020Gladiator