Prestige BioTech, a Nevada company fronting for parties in China, was caught operating an "unlicensed laboratory" in Reedley, California in March. State and Fresno County officers raided the facility, and the FBI and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have since been participating in the investigation.
The illegal operation housed white lab mice—773 live and more than 175 dead—that were genetically engineered to carry disease. Authorities also found medical waste and chemical, viral, and biological agents. There were on site at least 20 potentially infectious pathogens including those causing coronavirus, HIV, hepatitis, and herpes.
The lab is "mysterious," as the California Globe news site proclaimed. We know enough, however, to be alarmed.
The lab was supposed to be producing COVID-19 and pregnancy tests, but the facility contained items inconsistent with that explanation. The seizures at the lab strongly suggest China's regime is preparing to spread diseases in America, undoubtedly in the months before a war.
"This kamikaze lab—unsecured, poorly contained, makeshift, containing a couple dozen pathogens near a population center—cannot be a one-off," Brandon Weichert, author of Biohacked: China's Race to Control Life, told Gatestone. "It is, I believe, a part of a large Chinese military operation to spread disease throughout the American population."
"The idea, apparently, is to inhibit Washington's response to a Chinese attack in Asia," said Weichert. "The lab near Fresno, I think, is just the first to be discovered. There must be many more Fresnos out there."
In all probability, it is from locations like this one where China will "fire the first shot" in the next war.
That means the party running the lab—Xiuquin Yao, the president of Prestige BioTech—should not be tried in either the federal or California judicial system. Yao should be sent straight to Guantanamo Bay detention camp, where America houses those waging war against it.
General Chi Haotian, when he was China's defense minister two decades ago, reportedly gave a secret speech advocating the extermination, by disease, of Americans. His plan was to clear out the hills, plains, and valleys of North America so that the Chinese people could settle in the vast spaces left uninhabited.
Since then, the mass murder of Americans has been a popular theme in Chinese society. The Communist Party, which tightly controls discourse in the People's Republic of China, permits and even encourages incitement to kill Americans. "We are ahead of schedule in terms of overtaking the United States," said prominent Chinese sociologist Li Yi in a public speech in late 2020, after talking about the devastation caused by COVID-19 to America. "There will be no problem reaching this goal in 2027. The U.S. will not survive." Then he added this, to make clear he was not merely making a prediction: "As long as we go to work every day, we will drive the U.S. to its death."
"The problem with the report of the Chi Haotian speech is that it cannot be verified," Richard Fisher of the International Assessment and Strategy Center told this author. "When it was revealed in 2005, it seemed fantastical that China would unleash biological warfare against the United States to massacre its population and pave the way for a Communist Party invasion, occupation, and exploitation."
Fisher points out Chinese "actions have given that report increasing credibility." He notes that the 2002 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) may have been the result of a leak from a Chinese biological warfare laboratory and the COVID-19 pandemic almost certainly originated from such a facility, the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Therefore, "the Chi Haotian speech reads more like a real warning."
Will Americans, now warned, act to protect their society? After the discovery of the kamikaze lab near Fresno, they should act first and ask questions later.
Americans now have to assume that China's Communist Party is executing a plan to exterminate Americans.
Gordon G. Chang is the author of The Coming Collapse of China, a Gatestone Institute distinguished senior fellow, and a member of its Advisory Board.