Australia has taken on Beijing over a medical report that showed Chinese officials had planned bioweapons plans and the US Government knew as early as 2015.
“This controversy has become the latest flashpoint between the two countries in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to Australian media.
FirstPost reported on May 10:
Australian media report on ‘weaponising’ of SARS renews tensions between Canberra, Beijing
The document quoted by the media report shows Chinese officials describing SARS coronaviruses as heralding a ‘new era of genetic weapons’
Citing the report, FirstPost continued:
A report in an Australian media outlet alleging that Chinese officials discussed ‘weaponising’ SARS in 2015 had sparked fresh tensions between Beijing and Canberra.
At the centre of the controversy is a purported document obtained by The Australian newspaper titled ‘The Unnatural Origin of SARS and New Species of Man-Made Viruses as Genetic Bioweapons.’
The document shows the Chinese officials describing SARS coronavirus es as heralding a “new era of genetic weapons.”
In response, Chinese propaganda outlet Global Times dismissed the allegation, claiming that the report portrayed a book openly on sale as a ‘leaked’ document and twisted its contents.
Sharri Markson, an Australian anchor who has reported on Dr. Anthony Fauci with exclusive details, posted on Sunday about the Biden administration’s continued appeasement of China.
Robert Potter, a cybersecurity specialist who analysed the document obtained by the Australian media, said it does not appear to be fake.
“We reached a high confidence conclusion that it was genuine … It’s not fake but it’s up to someone else to interpret how serious it is,” news.com.au quoted Potter as saying.
The 2015 document is featured in the upcoming book What Really Happened in Wuhan by Australian journalist Sharri Markson.
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Money Control Times reported on the document:
Chinese military and health officials discussed weaponising coronavirus in 2015, claims ‘leaked’ document.
The document shows the Chinese officials describing SARS coronaviruses as heralding a “new era of genetic weapons” that can be “artificially manipulated into an emerging human disease virus,” the Australian media reported.
According to the report by The Australian, Chinese officials said that bio-weapons could be produced at “0.05 percent of the cost of traditional weapons”
The authors of the document included Lee Feng, former deputy director of China’s Bureau of Epidemic Prevention, and Xu Dezhong, the former chief of China’s SARS Epidemic Analysis Expert Group, the report alleged.
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An article by news.com.au quoted Peter Jennings, the executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), as saying, “I think this is significant because it clearly shows that Chinese scientists were thinking about military application for different strains of the coronavirus and thinking about how it could be deployed…It begins to firm up the possibility that what we have here is the accidental release of a pathogen for military use.”
Jennings also remarked that the document may explain why China has been so reluctant for outside investigations into the origins of COVID-19 .
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