The United States has accused China of developing weapons to control the human brain, which could be used to paralyze and control opponents rather than kill them.
Earlier this month, the United States banned the Chinese Academy of Military Medical Sciences and its 11 affiliated research institutes, which are using biotechnology for the Chinese armed forces and whose purpose is to destroy the human brain. There is also the development of control weapons.
The U.S. Department of Commerce, which has blacklisted Chinese companies, did not provide details about the weapons, but military documents written in 2019, according to the British newspaper The Daily Mail, indicate what Beijing wanted. Is trying
The documents, translated after being obtained by the Washington Times, say that instead of “destroying human bodies,” China should focus on “paralyzing and controlling” the opposition’s intent to resist. Should.
Under restrictions imposed by the US Department of Commerce, the Chinese Academy of Military Sciences and its affiliates are now on the “entity list”, meaning that US firms cannot export or export goods without a license.
The move comes after several warnings from other government departments to US companies warned that China was trying to acquire US technology in key areas, including biotech.
A US official told the Financial Times that the technology China is trying to develop includes “gene editing, enhancing human performance and disrupting the brain machine.”
According to the Daily Mail, US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raymondo said there were concerns that China could use any such weapon to gain control over its citizens, including Uighur Muslims.
“Unfortunately, the People’s Republic of China is choosing to use these technologies to gain control over its people and to oppress members of ethnic and religious minority groups,” he said.
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“We will not allow the use of US goods, technologies and software that support medical science and biotechnology inventions to be diverted to US national security,” he added.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has blacklisted companies from China as well as Georgia, Malaysia and Turkey that were allegedly supplying U.S. goods to the Iranian military.
The Beijing-based Academy of Military Medical Sciences is active in developing code 19 vaccines, but the United States is concerned about contacts between civilian and military research institutes in China.
Human rights experts, eyewitnesses and the US government say more than a million Uighur and other Turkish-speaking Muslims have been sent to camps to uproot their Islamic cultural traditions and forcibly integrate them into China’s Han majority. I am imprisoned.
Beijing describes the campus as a center for vocational training and says that, like many Western nations, it is trying to reduce its tendency toward radical Islam in the wake of the attacks.
The United States has called China’s campaign genocide. Increasing pressure on China in recent days, President Joe Biden’s administration has targeted Chinese painkiller companies for plunging the United States into a drug crisis. Has also announced a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics.
China, meanwhile, is angry that the United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on four Chinese chemical companies and an individual over alleged online trafficking in painkillers.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters: “Such wrongdoing is not constructive.”