The Plot Thickens…

Missing Chinese scientist who sent deadly pathogens to Wuhan receives 2 patents

By Lloyd Billingsley

“High-Profile Scientist Fired from Canada’s Top Infectious Disease Laboratory Collaborates with Chinese Government Scientists on Inventions Registered in Beijing But Closely Related to His Federal Job,” Reports national post Reporter Tom Blackwell.

According to Blackwell’s article, Jiangguo Qiu “was a longtime federal civil servant when patents for innovations related to Ebola and Marburg viruses were registered in 2017 and 2019, part of his work at Winnipeg’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML). main focus”. Qiu sent loads of deadly pathogens from NML to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), a potential source of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Canadian government employees cannot file patents outside the country without the permission of the Minister of Health. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) declined to disclose whether Qiu had obtained such permission and whether PHAC was even aware of the patent. Qi and her husband Keding Cheng are missing and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will not disclose where they are.

as ctv news report, PHAC President Ian Stewart declined to provide “further paperwork containing more details concerning scientists Jiangguo Qiu and her husband, Keding Cheng. [NML] in July 2019 and then later fired by the agency. “

Canadian officials call it a policy violation, but others see a case of espionage related to biological warfare. The “main culprit” behind the violation is Qiu, “according to”China and the Virus: Dr. Jiangguo Qiu’s Case,” January 2020 paper from the Beginning-Saadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA).

According to the paper, an “outstanding Chinese scientist” came to Canada for graduate study in 1996 and most recently headed the Special Pathogens Program in NML. Since 2006, Dr. Qiu has been “mostly studying the potent virus—Ebola—in NML.” Viruses that were “secretly shipped from NML to China” include Machupo, Junin, Rift Valley fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and Hendra.

“China and the Virus” author Dr. Danny Shohm, a microbiologist and expert in biological and chemical warfare, says Dr. Qiu “maintains close ties with China and visits frequently, and many Chinese students from a remarkable range of Chinese scientific facilities have attended in the past.” a decade in the NML.” Of those facilities, four are believed to be involved in the development of Chinese biological weapons: the Military Veterinary Institute, Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Changchun; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu Military Region; the Wuhan Institute of Medicine Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hubei; and Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.

Qiu and Cheng, one of the graduate students, were brought to NML, radio canada report, was Fehu Yan from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Academy of Military Medical Sciences. PHAC spokesman Eric Morissette declined to answer questions about the probe’s work at the sensitive Winnipeg lab.

Christian Luprecht, a security expert at Canada’s Royal Military College and Queen’s University, told Radio Canada that “China has a very active, very aggressive and extremely dangerous bio-weapons program. Therefore all research that is generated here is being rejected by the Chinese authorities for nefarious reasons.” can be easily re-appropriated to further advance.” and “It appears that when it comes to biosecurity and biodefense, you can call Chinese agents one of the most prized national security elements. can.”

Qui and Cheng were last seen in public in February 2020. He is absent from his Canadian assets, which are worth around $2 million. According to former coworkers, Dr. Qiu has bragged about owning a mansion in China. They are not saying if the RCMP has any clues as to where Qiu and Cheng might be, and on all fronts, Canadian officials are withholding important documents.

Chinese patent holder Dr. Qi “should be a cautionary tale,” University of Windsor professor Myra Tawfik, an expert on intellectual property, told The National Post. On the possibility of espionage related to biological warfare, Canadian Health Minister Patty Hajdu claimed“We will never put the national security of the Canadian people at risk.” It will be hard to blame if Canadians think their government has already done so.

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