Guest post by Lawrence Selin and Anna Chen
How Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama facilitated China’s colonization of U.S. research programs
Today, U.S. research laboratories are de facto extensions of the Chinese Communist Party’s fused military-civilian research program.
It is a consequence of “scientific chain migration,” a pattern of research program infiltration by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) that has been replicated across the United States for forty years.
Successive waves of CCP and PLA scientists would establish themselves in U.S. research institutions and then invite other CCP and PLA scientists into their U.S. laboratories to access American knowledge, skills, technologies and U.S. government funding, which in turn would be fed into China’s research and development programs, including military.
In 1979, President Jimmy Carter and CCP leader Deng Xiaoping signed a historic agreement for science and technology exchange of which the China-United States Biochemistry Examination and Application (CUSBEA) program was a part.
The CUSBEA program involved over 60 U.S. universities and soon afterwards thousands of Chinese students and scholars began flooding into the United States, many obtaining permanent positions and becoming U.S. citizens., but maintaining allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party.
As described in a May 27, 2021 Gateway Pundit article, President Bill Clinton expanded the Carter-Deng Xiaoping agreement inviting Chinese military scientists into U.S. Department of Defense research centers including the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick.
In 2011, President Barack Obama extended indefinitely the Carter-Deng Xiaoping U.S.-China Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology.
The extent of China’s infiltration of U.S. research programs and industries resulting from the CUSBEA program alone can be viewed here.
Xiao-fan Wang and his wife Xin-nian Dong are graduates of Wuhan University, who came to the United States under the CUSBEA program and are now professors at Duke University.
Xiao-fan Wang is a “foreign” member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Xin-nian Dong is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
Qi-Jing Li is a research collaborator of Xiao-fan Wang, who was part of the “scientific chain migration” from China and is now an Associate Professor at Duke University.
Both Xiao-fan Wang and Qi-Jing Li have received more than $22.5 million and $7.4 million, respectively, from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, including Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Both Xiao-fan Wang and Qi-Jing Li have also maintained an active research collaboration with the Chinese military for at least the last ten years involving dozens of PLA scientists.
Qi-Jing Li, for example, is listed as affiliated simultaneously with Duke University and the PLA Third Military Medical University.
Xiao-fan Wang and Qi-Jing Li conducted research with the PLA’s Second (Shanghai), Third (Chongqing) and Fourth (Xi’an) Military Medical Universities and with the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Beijing.
Qi-Jing Li is a co-founder of TCRCure and Xiao-fan Wang is the co-chair of the advisory team. According to the website, TCRCure is developing clinical translational research and conducting human clinical trials with the PLA Cancer Research Institute at the Third Military Medical University. This company has locations in Los Angeles and Durham, North Carolina and two in China, Guangzhou and Chongqing, where the Third Military Medical University is situated.
Xiao-fan Wang is also Director of the International Executive Committee of Performance Evaluation for the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a fact that was purged from the Wuhan Institute of Virology website in 2020.
In a 2010 Chinese language article, Xiao-fan Wang said “I will do more to promote the education and science of the motherland“ (China).
Xiao-fan Wang has done so.
In 2017, Xiao-fan Wang made recommendations for the further development of China’s Talents programs, like “Thousands Talents Plan” and The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars.
Lastly, having contributed to it, Xiao-fan Wang remarked about the future supremacy of China:
“Influenced by the domestic political and economic situation in the U.S. and the new cooperative and competitive relationship between China and the U.S. in the field of science and technology, one foreseeable change is that the channels for doctoral studies and postdoctoral research training in the U.S. are likely to be gradually narrowed, and the number of young talents who have received rigorous research training from top U.S. academic institutions will likely decline significantly after a few years.””…leading to talents ‘Made in China’.”
The enemy is massed and well inside the wire.
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Anna Chen can be followed on Twitter @2020Gladiator