Georgia State University
Guest post by Lawrence Sellin
Georgia State University is now a de facto research outpost for China’s military
Do U.S. government and U.S. university officials have a death wish for the America people?
Lanying Du has an extensive, over 15-year history of collaborative research with scientists from China’s People’s Liberation Army and was a key figure in the experiments on coronaviruses leading up to the creation of COVID-19.
Lanying Du is now fully funded by Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and a faculty member at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Georgia State University, which houses one of the country’s few high containment Biosafety Level-4 laboratories for experiments using the world’s most deadly viruses.
Lanying Du is the widow of Yusen Zhou from the People’s Liberation Army’s State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity in Beijing, who was a long-time coronavirus research collaborator with Shibo Jiang.
Shibo Jiang brought Lanying Du to the United States, acted as her mentor and eventually turned over leadership of his Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute laboratory to her.
Briefly, Shibo Jiang obtained his MS and MD degrees from the People’s Liberation Army’s First Military Medical University and the Fourth Military Medical University, respectively.
During his over 20 years working in the United States, Shibo Jiang developed an extensive network of collaborative research with other U.S. virus research laboratories and received more than $17 million in U.S. research grants, the vast majority coming from Anthony Fauci’s NIAID.
During that entire period, Shibo Jiang actively collaborated with People’s Liberation Army laboratories, while simultaneously inviting into his U.S. laboratory and training scientists linked to the Chinese military.
The 2016 scientific article shown below, clearly illustrates Lanying Du’s links to Shibo Jiang, Yusen Zhou and other scientists from the People’s Liberation Army’s State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity in Beijing, in particular, Wanbo Tai.
It also demonstrates the U.S. institutional links to China’s military, namely, the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute in New York, the University of Minnesota and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, which is the home of the Department of Defense-funded Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, housing another Biosafety Level-4 high containment facility for research on dangerous viruses.
Even as recently as November 19, 2021, Lanying Du of Georgia State University continued her research collaboration with Wanbo Tai, who has been an employee of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences.
Lanying Du may not be the only China-trained scientist at Georgia State University with links to China’s military.
Huang Zhen, a tenured professor at Georgia State University (2004-2020), was selected by the Chinese Communist Party to be a member of China’s Thousand Talents Program. He is currently employed by Sichuan University in China and is the chief scientist of Sichuan Junke Life Science Group Co., Ltd., which has published links to the Chinese military.
Like Lanying Du, Baozhong Wang was trained in China and is now a faculty member at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Georgia State University.
Because Chinese scientists working in the United States often hide their affiliations with China’s military, it is unclear if the Chao Wang and Yuan Luo, who worked in Baozhong Wang’s laboratory, are those employed by the People’s Liberation Army’s State Key Laboratory of Toxicology and Medical Countermeasures, Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Beijing.
What is clear, however, is that U.S. university laboratories have opened their doors to China’s military and no one in the U.S. government is challenging it.
(hat tips to @DrLiMengYAN1, @dawniscoming22 and @dezying)
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. He had a civilian career in international business and medical research. His email address is email@example.com.
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