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China is Creating DNA Records for EVERY American - Using a Combination of Hacking, and Buying US Businesses To Get It...

This is story everyone should be aware of, yet few have heard.

Initially reported over a year ago, verified by both the NY Times and 60 Minutes, this isn't something anyone is still wondering "is it true?" - it is. 

But even those who became aware of it as a result of those initial reports are likley unaware of all of the disturbing details we've learned since then.

Chinese firms are gathering genetic data from around the world, part of an effort by the Chinese government and corporations to develop the world’s largest bio-database.

These are the claims made in an alarming declassified official American intelligence report...

In the report, the National Counterintelligence and Security Center asserted that the United States must improve the security of vital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, semiconductors, and other technology relevant to the so-called bioeconomy.

Michael Orlando, the interim director of the counterintelligence center, a division of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, stated that China and other countries are attempting to dominate these technologies by using both legal and unlawful tactics to gain American know-how.

China and other nations have long targeted the American private sector in an effort to steal American technology and intellectual property.

Other countries, such as Russia, continue to pose a threat, but China's economic power makes it the greatest threat, according to officials.

China believes that dominating these fields will provide it with an economic advantage, and American companies are also spending extensively in these areas. Artificial intelligence and machine learning have the potential to transform numerous facets of society, including military operations. Quantum computing would enable nations to break the most secure encryption now in use, and semiconductors are essential not only for computers but also for many consumer goods.

Officials are now now emphasizing the convergence of technology, genetic, and biological research as a competitive and espionage-prone field. Edward You, the national counterintelligence officer for new and disruptive technologies, stated that the Chinese government was gathering worldwide medical, health, and genetic data. The nation that has the best database of knowledge will have an advantage in discovering remedies for future pandemics, he stated, and China is already in the lead.

Among the most extreme theories on why China would want this data: Bioweapons that target specific DNA sequences common among US citizens, and rare among Chinese...

In recent years, the FBI and the counterintelligence center have increased their wide warnings to corporations and institutions regarding Chinese attempts to steal American technology. Some of these overtures have been met with skepticism, especially by colleges that fear the U.S. government may be attempting to restrict the number of Chinese students studying at American universities.

While the U.S. government can review many Chinese purchases of American firms, other Chinese investments are more difficult to monitor. Mr. Orlando stated that an American corporation collaborating with a Chinese company should take precautions to safeguard its data.

Alex Benningram
TechNews.CITY / New York Newsroom

Can We Trust The Data Coming Out Of China?

It's a question we're seeing debated more often on TV and radio news.

'One reason why many think China is too corrupt is that it's too hard to make money,' said a woman named "Bella" on Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, last December. The story was featured on an online Chinese magazine - but the author, Guo Yuesheng (張像德), wasn't exactly a fan of Xi Jinping's autocratic style.

'Xi Jinping is like an over-excited kid that is going through adolescence in a very long period - to become a leader you have to reach all types of ages,' he said.

It's a point that resonated throughout China last year in the run up to the 2017 Lunar New Year holiday, when new leaders in Beijing, Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou meet in what is often called the Great Hall of the People for the first time.

The official party line is these leaders are ready on their first night, but many in the crowd are eager to know: is there anyone out there not in uniform?

'What's next, Xi Jinping or Trump?' the young woman from the video said to everyone in the room.

'Is that an elephant in the room? Let's talk about it. Because there's a lot coming up with Xi Jinping'

In May, in Xi's hometown of Shenyang in southwest China and in September, for the first time since he came into power in 2012, a group of senior figures in Shenyang were charged with corruption.

The Shenyang scandal follows the revelation in July that four senior officials in Shanghai's government were under investigation, as well as a string of corruption scandals in Beijing as well as in smaller regions.

The question of whether to trust China remains a pressing one, as many in the West have made clear that the country's economic reform effort is unsustainable without the help of the party in power.

'Xi Jinping is the head of the party, and the party is the only powerful power in China,' said the Chinese activist surnamed Zheng. 'He must rule China or we are doomed. He is the president of China, the highest level of any state leader, so when he is in power, he will always be a leader

Author: Jurang Lang