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Belgian Intelligence Accuses China Of ‘Bio-espionage’

Biological warfare and vaccine experts have been targets for at least a decade

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Belgian intelligence officials have accused China of espionage targeting the county’s biological warfare and vaccine experts.

A report in the EU Observer details reports from Belgium’s homeland security service, the Veiligheid van de Staat (VSSE), dating back a decade showing threats of Chinese military, scientific, and medical espionage.

“This area [biological warfare and vaccines] is of great interest to Chinese [intelligence] services. Both defensively, because China, due to its overpopulation, is very exposed to epidemics, as well as offensively, since it has studied Ebola as an offensive vector”. one of the reports notes.

The VSSE report says that a former Belgian bioweapons expert was targeted by Chinese spies in 2010 while working as a scientist in Brussels:

He was very friendly with a Chinese scientist, whom he had “introduced into the scientific and medical milieu” in Belgium, the VSSE said.

But the Chinese scientist used to be a military doctor in the Chinese army, the VSSE noted, and “she might keep too-close ties with her country in general and her former employer in particular”, it added.

“She was obviously MSS,” the Belgian security source told EUobserver, referring to China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS).

Another bioweapons researcher, Jean-Luc Gala, was also targeted by China according to the report, during a time he was testing Japanese anti-viral drug Avigan, which is now being researched as a potential coronavirus treatment.

“The VSSE noted that two suspicious Chinese entities had opened offices on a different floor of the same campus building that housed units of the Belgian bioweapons institute.” the report states.

The report also suggest that Beijing has targeted the Belgium office of British pharmaceutical giant and vaccine manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

While the report notes that the suspicions have no direct link to the current coronavirus pandemic, they come at a time when China is under intense scrutiny owing to its attempted cover up of the pandemic outbreak.

Intelligence agencies in the UK and the US this week jointly warned that ‘rival states’ are conducting ‘malicious cyber campaigns’ against universities, pharmaceuticals and research institutes carrying out research on the coronavirus.

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Trump: Beirut Explosion “A Terrible Attack; A Bomb Of Some Kind”

“Our great generals seem to think it was an attack”.

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While the official narrative of yesterday’s massive explosion in Beirut remains ‘some chemicals in a warehouse’, President Trump told reporters Tuesday evening after a meeting with US generals that “They seem to think it was an attack. It was a bomb of some kind.”

Referring to “our great generals”, Trump said that “According to them – they would know better than I would – but they seem to think it was an attack. It was a bomb of some kind.”

The blast was so massive that it levelled buildings up to ten miles away, and was felt in Cyprus, over a hundred and forty miles away.

Beirut has been declared a ‘disaster zone’ by Lebanon’s defense council, and the health ministry has raised the death toll to over 100 killed, with some 4000 wounded.

The US embassy warned that “There are reports of toxic gases released in the explosion so all in the area should stay indoors and wear masks if available.”

The Prime Minister of Lebanon claimed that around 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate that was left unsecured for many years was to blame for the explosion.

Meanwhile, Israel and Hezbollah both denied having any involvement.

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Researchers Warn Of “Jaw Dropping” Crash In Global Fertility Rate

“It’s extraordinary, we’ll have to reorganise societies”.

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Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation have warned that the planet is not prepared for an ongoing global population crash, and that the impact will be “jaw dropping”.

The BBC reports that the research, published in the Lancet highlights that the global fertility rate almost halved to 2.4 in 2017, and projections indicate that it will fall below 1.7 by 2100.

For further context, In 1950, an average of 4.7 children were being born for every woman.

The research suggests that almost every country on the planet could have shrinking populations by the end of this century, with 23 nations projected to see their populations halve by 2100.

The research indicates that the total global population will peak at 9.7 billion in 2064, and then naturally shrink back to 8.8 billion come the end of the century.

Fewer births and longer life expectancy will also mean a drastically older population.

“That’s a pretty big thing; most of the world is transitioning into natural population decline,” Professor Christopher Murray noted.

“I think it’s incredibly hard to think this through and recognise how big a thing this is; it’s extraordinary, we’ll have to reorganise societies,” Murray further warned.

The research highlights that Japan’s population likely peaked at 128 million in 2017 yet will fall below 53 million by 2100.

In addition, Italy’s population is expected to crash from 61 million to 28 million in the same time period.

“It will create enormous social change,” Professor Murray urged, adding “Who pays tax in a massively aged world? Who pays for healthcare for the elderly? Who looks after the elderly? Will people still be able to retire from work?”

“We need a soft landing,” Murray warned.

When asked whether the trend could threaten the human race, Murray said “I find people laugh it off; they can’t imagine it could be true, they think women will just decide to have more kids.”

“If you can’t [find a solution] then eventually the species disappears, but that’s a few centuries away.” Murray added.

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Cotton: Woke Left Allowing ‘Evil’ China To Get Away With Forced Abortion, Concentration Camps

“A disgraceful and shameful contrast” to denounce America in the face of Chinese tyranny.

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GOP Senator Tom Cotton blasted the ‘woke left’ Monday for ignoring China’s brutal human rights violations while simultaneously demonizing the US as a terrible country to live in.

In an interview with Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily, Cotton reminded listeners that “The Chinese Communist Party is an evil regime.”

“They are running concentration camps in Northwestern China, and they are persecuting Christians throughout their region, and they have long forced abortions on women or sterilization on women,” Cotton urged.

“Yet many of the woke champions on the left in America, like so many NBA players led by Lebron James, turn a blind eye to their crimes, at the same time we denounce our own police officers, which I think is a disgraceful and shameful contrast,” the Senator asserted.

Cotton charged that China has eroded US manufacturing for decades while “too many politicians in Washington stood by.”

“They have broken their fundamental obligations to Hong Kong. When they received Hong Kong from Great Britain, they promised to preserve its unique character for 50 years. … Years later, that’s gone.” Cotton added.

“They in essence invaded India, the world’s biggest democracy, killing 20 Indian soldiers in a brutal attack. They’re conducting threatening air and naval maneuvers in the vicinity of Taiwan and Japan,” the Senator also charged.

Turning to the coronavirus pandemic, Cotton said that “If Beijing had had its way, we might never have known about this coronavirus originating in Wuhan until it spread all across the country and perhaps all around the world.”

“And yet [the World Health Organization] covered for Beijing’s duplicity for months and months and months. This is one reason the president is withdrawing from the WHO and rightly so,” he continued.

“China is only growing more aggressive, partly using this pandemic for cover. That’s one reason why it’s so important that we’ve finally begun to stand up to China under President Trump,” Cotton added.

Cotton said he wants to see more legislation to hold China accountable.

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