China’s Scientific Spies Operating in the U.S. Have Chinese State Security Code Names – Why Is US Allowing This?

[T]here is direct evidence that, for over thirty years, Chinese scientists who have come to the United States have been part of an organized espionage program run by China’s state security apparatus.

One of the most prominent of those is Shibo Jiang, a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) scientist, whose key position as the link between China’s biowarfare program and a network of Chinese scientists operating in the U.S. on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party has been well-documented by the Gateway Pundit, here, here and here.

Briefly, Shibo Jiang obtained his MS and MD degrees from the PLA’s First Military Medical University and the Fourth Military Medical University, respectively.

During his over 20 years working in the United States, Shibo Jiang developed an extensive network of collaborative research with other U.S. virus research laboratories and received more than $17 million in U.S. research grants, the vast majority coming from Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

During that entire period, Shibo Jiang actively collaborated with PLA laboratories, while simultaneously inviting into his U.S. laboratory and training scientists linked to the Chinese military.

At the same time Shibo Jiang was working with PLA scientists on coronaviruses, he was also working with scientists from Fort Detrick, the National Institutes of Health, the University of North Carolina, The University of Minnesota, the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and other major U.S. virus research centers.

According to sources originating from inside China, Shibo Jiang has been identified as a numbered agent for China’s state security apparatus.

Apparently, all Chinese scientists carrying out espionage operations for China’s state security apparatus have code names related to precious gems, like those from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

There are literally thousands of Chinese scientists working in U.S. laboratories, who are directly or indirectly working with China’s military, some of those are also helping disseminate Chinese Communist Party propaganda inside the United States.

No doubt, many of them are designated espionage agents with Chinese state security code names.

The problems emanating from the massive infiltration of U.S. research programs by Chinese scientists loyal to the Chinese Communist Party remain totally unaddressed by the U.S. government.

American knowledge, skills, technologies and taxpayer money continue to flow into China’s fused military-civilian research sector contributing to China’s goal of global dominance.

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Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a 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 lawrence.sellin@gmail.com.

Disturbing: Iran Only ‘Months’ From Making Nuclear Bomb

Iran’s Islamic regime is trying to delay negotiations on its nuclear program because it is only 12 to 18 months away from developing a bomb, according to the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas told Republican leaders at a briefing that Russia is trying to take the lead on negotiations and has a secret agreement with Iran.

“The Biden administration still thinks that negotiating at the table is the way to go,” he said.

The GOP leader said he suspects Tehran’s “strategy is to delay the negotiations until they can achieve a nuclear bomb.”

“By most estimates, without getting into classified, they are on the cusp of their enrichment to nuclear grade that could be delivered and a nuclear bomb within the next year to year and a half,” the Texas lawmaker said. “We have to make some serious decisions at that point.” (Read more from “Disturbing: Iran Only ‘Months’ From Making Nuclear Bomb” HERE)

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Government Puts Christianity on Trial, Calls the Bible ‘Hate Speech’

Two Christian leaders in Finland stood trial in Helsinki on Jan. 24 for publicly stating the Bible’s teachings on sex and marriage. Longtime Member of Parliament Paivi Rasanen and Lutheran Bishop Juhana Pohjola defended in court their decision to write and publish, respectively, a pamphlet explaining Christian teachings about sex and marriage.

In the trial’s opening arguments, which will resume on Feb. 14, Finnish prosecutors described quotations from the Bible as “hate speech.” Finland’s top prosecutor’s office essentially put the Bible on trial, an unprecedented move for a secular court, said Paul Coleman, a human rights lawyer with Alliance Defending Freedom International who is assisting in the Finns’ legal defense and was present during Monday’s trial.

“The prosecutor began the day by trying to explain that this case was not about beliefs and the Bible. She then, and I’m not kidding, she then proceeded to quote Old Testament Bible verses,” Coleman said in a phone interview with The Federalist after the trial concluded for the day. “Trial attorneys, Finnish trial attorneys who have been in and out of court every day for years, said they didn’t think the Bible had ever been read out like that in a prosecution.”

Never before has a Finnish court had to decide whether quoting the Bible is a crime. Human rights observers consider this case an important marker for whether Western governments’ persecution of citizens for their speech and beliefs increases.

Coleman said “it was very surreal” to watch Rasanen, a medical doctor and pastor’s wife, and Pohjola, whom The Federalist interviewed in person in November, be grilled by secular prosecutors about details of Christian theology in a secular court. The two Christians had the opportunity to essentially preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in court. (Read more from “Government Puts Christianity on Trial, Calls the Bible ‘Hate Speech’” HERE)

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Another Country to End Nearly All COVID Restrictions

Almost all CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus restrictions in Ireland will end on Saturday, including domestic COVID-19 Certificates, curfews, social distancing, and capacity limits.

Addressing the nation following the recommendation to lift the restrictions from the National Public Health Emergency Team, Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Micheál Martin declared it’s time for the Irish to “be ourselves again.”

This makes Ireland the second country following England to remove mandatory vaccine passports after they were implemented.

But the mask mandate, self-isolation rules, and protective measures in schools will remain, and Martin “strongly encourage[d]” people to get themselves and their children vaccinated.

After a Cabinet meeting on Friday afternoon, Martin said the Coalition government agreed to lift most of the restrictions the next day. (Read more from “Another Country to End Nearly All COVID Restrictions” HERE)

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REVEALED: Hunter Biden, Former Biden Aide Invested in Chinese Company Tied to Communist Party, NBA China

As recently as March 2017, Hunter Biden’s private equity firm held a stake in a company run by a Chinese executive with ties to officials at some of the highest levels of the Communist Party of China, according to emails reviewed by FOX Business.

Hunter Biden’s longtime business partner, Eric Schwerin, sent him an email in March 2017 breaking down the ownership interests of Rosemont Seneca Advisors, which included a 5% stake in Harves Amusement Parks and ownership in Harves Sports and Entertainment.

Biden’s introduction to the Harves Group came about two years earlier, when Francis Person, who served as an adviser to then-Vice President Biden from 2009 to 2014 and was a “special assistant” to Biden in the Senate, sent an email to Hunter Biden in July 2015 inviting him to China the following month to meet his business partner, Bo Zhang, and his family.

“Bo Zhang and his family would host us. They are a great family with great respect and relationships in China. Bo graduated from American Univ and is in his late 20’s, and his parents own Harves Century Group of Shenyang – which is a top tier private chinese real estate development firm,” Person wrote. “His mom is actually the Chairman of the company, which is unique in China. They are very private, and wouldn’t tell anyone about you coming. Bo’s father-in-law is actually the Governor of Hainan (Chinese Hawaii), which he doesn’t advertise at all.”

Harves Century Group, which has backing from the state-owned China Development Bank, is headquartered in Shenyang, China, and is the parent company of multiple U.S.-based Harves affiliates, including Harves Investment Group (HIG), Harves Global Entertainment, and Harves Sports. Harves Century’s website says the chairwoman is Jenglan Shao, which is revealed to be Zhang’s mother according to Person’s 2015 email to Hunter Biden. It is unclear what her background is or whether she is an American citizen, but her name comes up on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) website as a maxed-out donor to Person’s failed 2016 campaign against then-Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. Zhang also was a maxed-out donor to Person’s campaign. Schwerin and Hunter Biden both donated $2,700. (Read more from “Hunter Biden, Former Biden Aide Invested in Chinese Company Tied to Communist Party, NBA China” HERE)

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Afghanistan Replaces North Korea as Worst Country for Christian Persecution After Biden’s Disastrous Withdrawal

Afghanistan sits at the top of a new ranking of the world’s worst countries for Christian persecution after President Joe Biden’s disastrous military withdrawal and the Taliban’s subsequent takeover of the nation.

Open Doors USA, an organization that tracks global religious persecution, has published its 2022 World Watch List ranking the 50 countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian.

In what Open Doors USA CEO David Curry called the “biggest seismic shift” in decades, Afghanistan replaced North Korea as the most repressive and hostile country towards followers of Jesus. The communist North Korean regime had ranked as the worst country for Christian persecution for 20 years.

“This year’s 2022 World Watch List, we think, is the biggest seismic shift in over 20 years because Afghanistan is now the No. 1 country on the World Watch List, supplanting North Korea,” Curry told Faithwire in an interview.

In a bid to finally end the American war in Afghanistan, Biden set a deadline to withdraw U.S. combat forces from the country by the end of August 2020. But his pullout from the country was a colossal failure of planning and execution. (Read more from “Afghanistan Replaces North Korea as Worst Country for Christian Persecution After Biden’s Disastrous Withdrawal” HERE)

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Doctor Has Medical License Suspended After Writing COVID Vaccines Are Associated With Reproductive Harm

A doctor in Maine saw her license to practice medicine suspended Tuesday after she was accused of spreading medical misinformation regarding COVID-19.

Dr. Meryl Nass’s license was temporarily suspended after Maine’s Board of Licensure in Medicine voted to investigate the claims against her and suspend her ability to practice medicine for 30 days, according to a report.

She has been given the opportunity to have the suspension lifted if she transitions to inactive status, the report noted.

Nass is an internist and reportedly affiliated with Children’s Health Defense.

The group is outspoken in its opposition to vaccines and mandates. (Read more from “Doctor Has Medical License Suspended After Writing COVID Vaccines Are Associated With Reproductive Harm” HERE)

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Report: China’s True COVID-19 Death Toll 366 Times Higher Than Official Figure

The Chinese regime has likely understated the COVID-19 death rate by as much as 17,000 percent in a systematic data suppression campaign to sustain its political image, according to a U.S. analyst.

That would put the number of COVID-19 deaths in China at around 1.7 million rather than 4,636, the two-year cumulative death figure that the Chinese authorities have maintained on the books. That’s 366 times the official figure.

Those findings made by George Calhoun, director of the quantitative finance program at Stevens Institute of Technology, were based on data as of January generated by a model developed by The Economist.

A vast majority of China’s officially recorded deaths came from Wuhan during the first three months of the pandemic, with only hundreds more reported in the rest of the country.

The Chinese regime only reported two additional deaths since April 1, 2020, ranking China as having the world’s lowest COVID-19 death rate, which Zhong Nanshan, the Chinese epidemiologist overseeing China’s outbreak response, boasted about just last week. (Read more from “Report: China’s True COVID-19 Death Toll 366 Times Higher Than Official Figure” HERE)

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Shin Bet Arrests 5 Jewish Israelis Suspected of Spying for Iran

The Shin Bet security service has arrested five Jewish Israelis accused of assisting an Iranian operative, who often pretended to be a Jewish man, in gathering intelligence and making connections in Israel, the Shin Bet said Wednesday.

In some cases, the suspects told investigators they were aware that Namdar may have been an Iranian intelligence operative, but continued their communications with him anyway, according to the security service. The five suspects — four women and one man — are all Jewish immigrants from Iran or the descendants of Iranian immigrants. Their names were barred from publication under a court-issued gag order requested by their attorneys.

According to the Shin Bet, the suspects took photographs of strategically significant sites in Israel, including the US Consulate in Tel Aviv; attempted to form relationships with politicians; provided information about security arrangements at different sites; and committed other offenses — all at the direction of the Iranian operative, who went by the name Rambod Namdar, in exchange for thousands of dollars. . .

The investigation and resulting indictments shed light on the rare and little-discussed phenomenon of Jews from Iran traveling to Israel to visit family. In one case, such a trip — by one of the suspects’ nieces — was used to transport funds from Iran to Israel in order to pay the Israelis working for Namdar, according to the charge sheet. (Read more from “Shin Bet Arrests 5 Jewish Israelis Suspected of Spying for Iran” HERE)

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US Wants Russia to Pull Back Troops From Ukraine’s Border

The American envoy to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) said on Tuesday that the U.S. and its allies want Russia to take concrete actions to de-escalate tensions on Ukraine’s border, amid fears that Moscow is prepared to launch a large-scale invasion of the former Soviet state.

The U.S. ambassador to NATO, Julianne Smith, said the U.S. expects Russia to pull back the forces it has massed on Ukraine’s border and commit to engaging with the Minsk agreements, the 2014 diplomatic protocol intended to end fighting in eastern Ukraine.

“We want to see the full implementation of the Minsk agreements with Russia pulling back its forces. But if Russia pursues confrontation, there will be serious consequences,” Smith told reporters during a briefing from Brussels, ahead of a meeting of the NATO-Russia council and set for Wednesday.

The Minsk agreements are a step-by-step guide written between 2014 and 2015 aimed at resolving war in Ukraine’s east, where Ukrainian government forces are battling Russian-backed separatists.

Kyiv and Moscow recommitted to a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine in December, in what was viewed as a welcome confidence-building measure amid Russia’s massing of more than 100,000 troops on the Ukraine’s border and ahead of the diplomatic meetings in Europe. (Read more from “US Wants Russia to Pull Back Troops From Ukraine’s Border” HERE)

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