According to the US, China is creating brain control weapons which could be used instead of killing opponents.
America has sanctioned China’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences and 11 affiliated research institutes for using ‘biotechnology’ to support the armed forces including ‘purported brain-control weaponry’.
Although the Commerce Department blacklisted Chinese institutions, it did not provide any details about weapons. However, a different tranche of military documents, penned in 2019, gives some clues as to what Beijing wants.
According to the report, China shouldn’t focus solely on destroying human bodies. Instead, it should be able to ‘paralyze and control the opponents’ through ‘attacking their will of resisting’.
China’s Academy of Military and Medical Sciences and the 11 related institutes have been sanctioned by the United States. They are alleged to be developing brain control weapons.
In a memo, the Commerce Department approved the establishments of research. The 2019 documents were then obtained by the Washington Times and translated into English.
American companies cannot import or transfer goods to the Academy of Military Sciences, its affiliates or any other entity on it.
This comes amid other warnings by US government departments to companies about China’s attempts to acquire American technology to fix key sectors such as biotech.
Speaking to the FT, a senior official said that China’s technology development plans include gene editing and enhancements to human performance. [and]Brain machine interfaces.
Gina Raimondo (US commerce secretary) stated that there is concern about China using such weapons in order to retain control over its citizens, including the ethnic Uighur Muslims.
She stated that the People’s Republic of China was choosing to use technology to exert control over its population and to oppress members of minority ethnic or religious groups.
“We can’t allow US technology, commodities and software to be used for purposes that are contrary to US national security.
Companies from China were also listed by the Commerce Department as being suspected of diverting US goods to Iran’s military. This is a US enemy on whom Washington has imposed severe sanctions.
The Academy of Military Medical Sciences, based in Beijing has actively participated in the development of a Covid-19 vaccination. The United States is becoming more alarmed at the links between military and civilian research in China.
The US has banned Americans from trading with this academy, citing fears that its technology could be used for weapons development to oppress minorities like Uighurs. (file).
Witnesses, rights experts and the US government claim that over one million Uyghurs are held in Uyghur camps. This is to eradicate their Islamic culture traditions and force them to join China’s Han population.
Beijing refers to the locations as vocational training centres and states that it seeks to lessen the attraction of radical Islam after deadly terrorist attacks.
The United States described the campaign in genocide. They are now planning to boycott official representation at next year’s Beijing Winter Games.
It is expected that the United States will soon ban imports from Xinjiang. This is due to camp labor being so common that it can be difficult to distinguish it from other goods.
Following lengthy negotiations, the biden administration and lawmakers from both parties reached an agreement to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. This will prohibit imports of goods from the area unless verifiable evidence that there was no slavery involved.
Xinjiang is a significant source of cotton. The Workers Rights Consortium monitors factories and estimates that 20% of all garments imported to the United States every year contain some material from this region.
We must be morally strong and support those in need of forced labor. “No more business as usual,” Representative Jim McGovern declared after last week’s House approval of the legislation, which will likely be approved by the Senate.
Two ethnic Uyghur leaders were also sanctioned by the United States in last week’s sanctions on Xinjiang, a Chinese administrative of Xinjiang.
China protested Thursday against US sanctions against four Chinese chemical arms and one person for allegedly fueling painkiller trade via illicit online shipments.
Wang Wenbin, a spokesperson for the foreign ministry, stated that these kinds of wrong acts in which one side becomes sick and forces the other to get the medication are not constructive.