There’s no current evidence to prove how the CCP virus was unleashed on the world, but with 900 million people under pandemic lockdowns, China is set to wage “unrestricted warfare” to economically and militarily benefit from the pain of Western nations.
The spread of the CCP virus has triggered suspicions of a coverup of China’s biological warfare efforts. The publication Caixin Global alleges that samples of a SARS-like pathogen were distributed to labs across China and then were destroyed a month before the CCP virus was publicly disclosed.
It was known that the Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory had received a sample from a patient who was admitted to a hospital in Wuhan for pneumonia-like symptoms, and identified a SARS-like virus on Dec. 30, 2019. The facility is China’s first biosafety level 4 (BSL–4) lab, certified by the World Health Organization, and qualified to handle the world’s most dangerous pathogens.
Caixin investigators found that virus samples had already been distributed by Dec. 24 across China to at least three other genetic laboratories, including Beijing Institute of Genomics (BGI) in Shenzhen, Vision Medicals in Guangzhou, and CapitalBio Medlab in Beijing.
After all the labs confirmed a SARS-like coronavirus and sequenced its genome, China’s National Health Commission issued a gag order on Jan. 3, telling all labs, including the Wuhan BSL-4 lab, they were “not qualified” and must destroy all tests. As a result, determining the origin of the CCP virus as natural or man-made is impossible.
At the 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue, Asia’s premier annual defense summit, then-U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and House Armed Services Committee members expressed significant concerns regarding China’s increasingly aggressive behavior. China’s threats to the world include undermining democratic principles, disregarding human rights, hindering Indo-Pacific transit, failing to respect territorial rights, and ignoring international law.
Defense experts stated that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership engages in a long-term strategy that was first outlined in a book called “Unrestricted Warfare: China’s Master Plan to Destroy America.” The book was written in 1999 by Cols. Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui from the People’s Liberation Army Air Force.
The book encourages China to pursue a broad array of threats, including military provocations in the South China Sea, to cause the United States to spend resources by deploying aircraft carrier task forces; and economic warfare with the United States that’s meant to be difficult for Americans to spot and appropriately counteract.
By waging a multi-front war, China seeks to systematically destabilize the United States through a combination of just enough military provocation and commercial decline.
A major key to Beijing’s “unrestricted warfare” strategy is its “Made in China 2025” initiative that was released in 2015 with plans to target 10 industries, including biopharmaceuticals.
Experts warned that by 2020, China had already met its interim biopharmaceutical goal of supplying more than 90 percent of all U.S. antibiotics, vitamin C, ibuprofen, and hydrocortisone.
China intends by 2025 to be competing directly with its U.S. biopharmaceutical customers. It has formed 100 companies to produce patented biotech pharmaceutical “products certified under the World Health Organization and prepped for export to the USA, EU, and Japan.”
Numerous reports document that China is already producing and selling tens of millions of dollars of medical equipment to the West. In addition to ventilators and protective gear, Beijing Institute of Genomics is selling COVID-19 test kits, while Vision Medicals just received the CE-IVD trademark for its SARS-CoV-2 Clinical Sequencing assay.
On the military side, the Chinese regime launched a series of provocations over the past four weeks by the People’s Liberation Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Maritime Militia in the East and South China seas against Taiwan, Vietnam, and Japan.
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, which moved into the region in March to protect America’s vital interests, was forced to make an emergency withdrawal after about 100 sailors contracted the CCP virus. Interpreted through the lens of China’s “unrestricted warfare” strategy, one of the United States’ top theater-domination systems that cost $4.5 billion to build, has been quickly rendered combat ineffective at virtually no cost.
As Western nations began pandemic lockdowns in February, the PLA’s Eastern Theater Command launched joint naval and air force drills near Taiwan, and naval exercises off the coast of Cambodia, according to the South China Morning Post.
Beginning April 1, Chinese warplanes conducted a 36-hour intensive drill that combined reconnaissance aircraft, and two groups of fighters performing tactical aerobatics “staged a confrontation in a combat scenario.”
Chriss Street is an expert in macroeconomics, technology, and national security. He has served as CEO of several companies and is an active writer with more than 1,500 publications. He also regularly provides strategy lectures to graduate students at top Southern California universities.
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