Friday’s new warnings by intelligence officials regarding China’s ambitions included the assertion that China was collecting genetic data from the world in a technological push that could give it a decisive advantage and dominance over America’s healthcare sector.  

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center released a report that painted a disturbing picture of the risks facing universities and businesses when they accept Chinese investment or offer of expertise. 

This is the latest in a series that warns the U.S. of being left behind by China’s research.

Edward You, the center’s officer for emerging technologies and disruptive technologies, pointed to the fact that Chinese companies were investing both in European and U.S. biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. 

He stated that they were also offering genetic testing as well as COVID-19 test kit kits. This data could be used to help Beijing.   

Beijing’s data collection and technological advances could make it a leader in health care and make the U.S. dependent on China in the future, he stated.

He said, “If you’re President Xi,” and that’s the gift that keeps giving.”

Michael Orlando, head of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center

Xi Jinping, Chinese leader

Michael Orlando (l), head National Counterintelligence and Security Center, stated that the U.S. can’t afford’ to lose ground to China. He also warned of the threat posed Xi Jinping’s regime.

China has embarked on building a global genetic database and Chinese-linked companies are selling DNA test kits which officials warn could give data to the Chinese Communist Party

China has begun to build a global genetic database. Chinese-linked companies sell DNA test kits that officials fear could be used by the Chinese Communist Party.

China used a Long March-2F rocket, like the one seen here launching in October, to test a nuclear capable hypersonic missile, according to reports

According to reports, China launched a Long March-2F rocket in October to test a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile.

Forget China: All 18 US intelligence services issue the first warning ever about climate change threat 

A chilling report released Thursday by the US intelligence community revealed that they have issued a united warning about the increasing risk climate change poses to national security and global stability.

The 27-page report was signed by all 18 US intelligence agencies. It was released in a declassified form by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. This is after President Joe Biden ordered that the government undergo a climate assessment in January.

It’s just over a month before Biden jets off for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. 

The report shows how rising carbon emissions could change geopolitical power and exacerbate conflict as well as create new ones.

It says that “We assess that climate changes will increasingly exacerbate risks for U.S. national security interests, as the physical consequences increase and geopolitical tensions build about how to respond,”

Pictured: China launches the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft on October 16, carried on the Long March-2F carrier rocket, to Chinese Tiangong space station

Pictured: China launches Shenzhou-13 spacecraft, October 16, 2016. It was launched aboard the Long March-2F carrier rocket and transported to the Chinese Tiangong space station.

However, some observers were surprised that the focus on climate was also placed so soon after it emerged that intelligence agencies were unaware of reports of nuclear-capable missile launch launches China had made this summer. 

The Pentagon also warned of the possibility of conflict over food resources if climate disruption to fisheries occurs. 

Unpredictable rainfall could increase conflict over water access, thereby escalating tensions over rivesrs who cross national borders, such as the Nile or the Mekong.

Michael Orlando, the counterintelligence center’s acting chief, stated to reporters that the U.S. cannot afford to lose ground to China in key areas such as artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and quantum computing. He also spoke out against China’s use of biotechnology.

He said that Chinese academics and Chinese businesses had to serve the interests the Chinese Communist Party.

He stated, “Although this has been repeated year after year, people are still not digesting it.”

The warning comes after reports that China had tested a hypersonic rocket and after senior Pentagon officials fled their posts, claiming they feared for the U.S.

The latest report outlines threats to the private sector.   

American officials repeatedly warned China that it was closing the gap in areas like A.I.

These warnings were intensified when it was revealed that the hypersonic missile had been tested using technology that can evade early warning systems.

Orlando said that quantum computing was an area in which the U.S. must ensure that American companies are not unwittingly aiding China to develop technologies that can break encryption systems used for intelligence agencies. 

Last week, the Pentagon’s top diplomat in charge of overseas arms sales announced that she was leaving the country. She had warned that U.S. limitations on sharing technology had allowed strategic adversaries to control the market in military hardware sales to the Middle East.

Although Heidi Grant didn’t mention China in her Tuesday remarks to the Association, she didn’t have to.

Her resignation came just days after the Pentagon’s first chief software officer, said he resigned because it was too much to bear to see China take over the U.S. 

Tensions are high between Washington, Beijing, and both sides jockey for Taiwan’s status. 

Grant’s resignation was announced via a notice on Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s website. Grant stated that she had been contemplating the transition for some time.

She had warned the U.S. that blocking arms sales to allies could leave the market open to’strategic competition’.   

‘We have to look at this and say, if we’re not there, our strategic competition is going to fill the void,” she said, according to Defense One. Is it more risky to transfer our high-end technology?

Grant, the first civilian leader of the agency, spoke out about the controversy surrounding arms sales to Jordan, Saudi Arabi, and the United Arab Emirates. 

Heidi Grant announced her departure from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency on Wednesday

Nicolas Chaillan said he resigned as the Pentagon’s first chief software officer because he could not stand watching China overtake the U.S.

Heidi Grant said she was stepping down as director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency a day after warning that U.S. arms sales policy had let China gain influence in the Middle East. It comes after Nicolas Chaillan said he resigned as the Pentagon’s first chief software officer because he could not stand watching China overtake the U.S. 

Before President Trump eased restrictions, the sale of large drones was generally limited to close NATO allies under the terms of the international Missile Technology Control Regime.

Before President Trump relaxed restrictions, the sale large drones was restricted to NATO allies according to the terms of the international Missile Technology Control Regime.

An influx Biden administration ordered a review by Trump of all sales authorizations, amid concerns that they might be used to aid civilian deaths in Yemen.

Before Trump, large drone sales were restricted to NATO members France, and the U.K., under the international Missile Technology Control Regime.

Grant stated that ‘our policies at the time were, we’re going not to transfer that technology.’ 

“So guess what? Our strategic competitor has transferred the technology and has a large footprint of training bases for unmanned. [drones] in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE. 

“It could have happened to us, we could have been there, we could have been training and advising, have this access. was informed by a Pentagon spokesperson that her departure was planned before she made her remarks.

‘Director Grant’s retirement announcement is in no way connected to her AUSA conference panel comments,’ said Michael Howard.

In a report released earlier this year by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute highlighted the rise of Chinese sales in the region.

Despite a decline in global arms sales, transfers from China to Saudi Arabia and UAE more than doubled between 2011-2015 and 2015-2020. 

Grant’s departure was days after another senior official quit due to concerns that China was outpacing the U.S. in military tech.

Nicolas Chaillan, a Financial Times reporter, said he was leaving because of the slow pace at which technological change is occurring in the U.S. Armed Forces. 

“We have no other fighting chance against China for 15 to 20 years.” Right now, it’s already a done deal; it is already over in my opinion,’ said Chaillan, who spent three years on a Pentagon-wide effort to improve cyber security. 

He said Beijing was on its way to global dominance because of its advances in artificial intelligence, cyber capabilities and machine learning.

These were more important than new hardware, he said, noting that the F-35 warplane was a great example of this. 

He compared cyber defenses within a government department to ‘kindergarten level’.