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Illegal Chinese-Owned Bio Lab Discovered In California Testing Dangerous Viruses

Another illegal Chinese biolab was uncovered in California this past week.

The lab was run by a Chinese citizen who is wanted in Canada.

The lab was testing deadly viruses like Ebola and HIV.

Authorities are investigating how the Chinese citizen could sneak funding and American intellectual property into his lab.

Fox News shares more on the story:

Jia Bei Zhu, 62, who was behind the lab, was reportedly a Chinese citizen and a wanted fugitive from Canada.

“We want to know how he was able to obtain these pathogens. How is he able to get away with running a lab, getting millions of dollars sent to him from the Chinese Communist Party and then obviously coming into our country stealing American intellectual property?” she continued.

Last week, the House Select Committee on the People’s Republic of China (PRC) announced he allegedly had ties to the Chinese government. Authorities also reported Zhu had stolen millions of dollars worth of intellectual property and was part of an ongoing transnational criminal enterprise with ties to the PRC.

He was arrested in October, months after a code enforcement officer first raised eyebrows about a green garden hose sticking out of a hole at the location – a code violation that spawned further inspection with alarming results, including the discovery of thousands of vials containing biological substances and mice used for disease research.

Hinson, like others, is concerned that more could be hidden across the U.S., posing a threat to national security.

“The FBI and the CDC really dropped the ball here in terms of investigating not only this illegal lab, but now we wonder how many more labs like this exist in the country,” she said.

This isn’t the first illegal Chinese-run bio lab discovered in California, and I guarantee it won’t be the last.

The New York Post shares more on the story:

With Costa’s help, CDC officials finally showed up at the Greeley biolab and identified at least 20 potentially infectious agents, including several “serious or lethal human diseases.”

Some of the potentially infectious agents found by the agency include SARS-CoV-2, Chlamydia, HIV, E. coli, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Hepatitis B and C, Dengue virus, the Rubella virus and Malaria.

The CDC, however, refused to test the samples or examine the unlabeled vials, even after city officials offered to pay for the testing.

The report slams the CDC’s initial reluctance to get involved and its refusal to test the vials as “unacceptable.”

In July, under a court order, local officials contracted a hazardous waste firm to carry out the destruction of 140 tons of lab equipment and 440 gallons of medical and biological waste found at the site.

During this process, a previously undetected freezer labeled “Ebola” was found. The disease has a death rate between 25% to 90% once it is contracted.

“Local officials and contractors reported that they found a freezer labeled ‘Ebola’ with silver sealed bags found inside consistent with how the Reedley Biolab operators stored sensitive biological and other materials,” the report states, noting that the containers within the fridge were not expressly labeled “Ebola.”

Is it possible that the CDC is in on the operation?

Why would they not conduct the proper tests to determine what was being tested at this facility?


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