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  • The US funded Chinese virus research

  • That may have led to the coronavirus pandemic

  • What did Dr. Fauci know?

  • Welcome to China Uncensored, I'm Chris Chappell.

  • Well, I don't often say this, but Chinese state-run media is right.

  • For over a year, they've been trying to pin the blame for the coronavirus pandemic

  • on the US.

  • And it turns out, they could be rightat least in this one sense.

  • I'm sure by now you've heard of the Wuhan lab leak theory.

  • The idea is, the coronavirus, or what I call the CCP Virus, leaked from the Wuhan Institute

  • of Virology accidentally.

  • A number of people outside of polite societyincluding mehave been talking about this theory for

  • over a year.

  • But it's now become credible in mainstream media.

  • And it turns out, the US was at least partially funding experiments in the lab the coronavirus

  • may have leaked from.

  • The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the NIAID, which is part of the

  • National Institutes of Health, the NIH, was giving research grants that were used by the

  • Wuhan Institute of Virology to study bat coronaviruses.

  • Some of that funding was also used to create coronaviruses that were more contagious to

  • humans.

  • That's called gain of function research.

  • Virologists say it helps them study diseases, to prevent future outbreaks.

  • But so far, it has not prevented future outbreaks.

  • Also, the Wuhan Institute of Virology had known safety problems as recently as 2018.

  • We did a full episode on the lab leak theory earlier this week so you should definitely

  • check it out for some background.

  • Dr. Fauci is the director of the NIAID, which gave the grants to the non-profit EcoHealth

  • Alliance, which worked with the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

  • But Dr. Fauci, as you may remember, repeatedly dismissed the idea the coronavirus came from

  • a lab.

  • He especially shut down the idea that the virus was artificially manipulated.

  • Well, now that all this is coming out, he's somewhat changed his tune.

  • How interesting.

  • And after initially denying funding gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology,

  • Fauci is now defending cooperation with the Chinese lab.

  • He said it would have been a “dereliction of dutyNOT to work with China on coronavirus

  • research.

  • That's a headline that might age poorly.

  • Fauci now admits there was modest funding of the Wuhan lab, but not for gain of function

  • research.

  • Again, gain of function means taking an existing virus and making it more contagious or deadly.

  • So Fauci says they were NOT funding this kind of research in China.

  • However, the description of some of the research grants given to the Wuhan lab say researchers

  • would use techniques likereverse genetics”...

  • Andinfectious clone technology.”

  • These are techniques used for gain of function research.

  • So I'm not entirely sure what Dr. Fauci means by the wordnot”.

  • And here's a fun fact: The US government had banned funding this kind of research in

  • 2014.

  • But there were special exemptionsif the directors of the NIH and NIAID, for example

  • Dr. Fauci, signed off on them.

  • The NIH ended up lifting the ban on gain-of-function research in 2017.

  • And yet Dr. Fauci, as the man in charge of the US coronavirus response, never once questioned

  • if a Chinese lab working on making coronaviruses more contagious could have been the origin

  • of the coronavirus pandemic?

  • Here's another thing to consider.

  • The coronavirus research being done at the Wuhan Institute of Virology was being done

  • by Dr. Shi Zhengli She's been called China's Bat Woman for her work on bat coronaviruses.

  • She had collaborated with a microbiologist at the University of North Carolina.

  • So...maybe...from now on, the US should reconsider funding research and training doctors for

  • an authoritarian regime with a history of poor quality standards and massive coverups.

  • Just a thought.

  • This week however, the Senate passed an Amendment from Senator Rand Paul banning gain of function

  • funding to China.

  • It's not yet clear if that will become law.

  • (

  • What is clear now is that, a couple months ago, the Biden Administration had shut down

  • an investigation into the Covid Lab leak theory.

  • More on that after the break.

  • Welcome back.

  • The lab leak theory is really having a moment this week.

  • It also came out this week the Biden Administration shut down a Trump era investigation into the

  • Covid Lab leak theory.

  • CNN quoted anonymous sources that said the project was shut down becausequestions

  • were raised about the legitimacy of the findings.”

  • And CNN also cited other anonymous sources who defended the quality of the work.

  • And then the State Department denied that the project had been shut down at all because

  • it was in fact completed.

  • So we don't really know what happened there.

  • What we do know is now the lab leak theory is suddenly the popular kid at school.

  • And President Biden has asked the US intelligence communityto redouble their efforts to

  • collect and analyze information that could bring us closer to a definitive conclusion

  • of the origins of the virus.

  • And to report back in 90 days.

  • Speaking of US intelligence, the Senate has just unanimously passed a bill requiring the

  • Director of National Intelligence to declassify "any and all information relating to potential

  • links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the origin of the coronavirus disease."

  • So in 90 days, we might know more.

  • Or maybe we won't.

  • But the media is having a really difficult time dealing with this story.

  • For months, they dismissed the coronavirus lab leak theory.

  • They said it had been debunked.

  • It was a foolish conspiracy theory from Trump.

  • One which Fauci crushed.

  • (Oh Fauci.

  • Here's a tweet from the New York Times from this February.

  • The Wuhan lab has been the focus of unfounded conspiracy theories promoted by the Trump

  • administration about the pandemic's origins.

  • ( Well, now they have to do some major backpedaling.

  • This has been a hard time for experts, fact checkers, and the Science.

  • Politifact just retracted its Wuhan lab theory fact check.

  • But not to worry.

  • The media figured out how to cover up their mistakeswith a little mental gymnastics.

  • You see, it wasn't their fault they failed to look into this story.

  • It was Trump's fault!

  • This piece in the Washington Post

  • says the mainstream mediaovercorrectedbecause the information came from Trump.

  • That's a fancy way of saying: We were wrong, but don't want to take responsibility.

  • And here's CNN.

  • (“I do think it's important to remember that part of the issue when this was first

  • being reported on and discussed was a few months after the pandemic had begun, was that

  • then President Trump and Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of State, both suggested they had

  • seen evidence that this was formed in a lab, and they also suggested it was not released

  • on purpose but they refused to release the evidence showing what it was.”

  • You mean you couldn't do your own research?!

  • I was talking about this over a year ago!

  • )

  • And believe me, I don't have the resources of CNN.

  • Especially since YouTube was demonetizing or straight up deleting our episodes talking

  • about the coronavirus lab leak theory.

  • By the way, please support us on Patreon.

  • We really can't afford to make this show without your support.

  • All it takes is a dollar per episode.

  • Check out patreon.com/ChinaUncensored to learn more.

  • And I'll have more China news for you after the break.

  • Welcome back.

  • Unless YouTube demonetized this episode as well, in which case, patreon.com/chinauncensored.

  • Seriously, we need your help.

  • So, Dr. Fauci is probably not the most popular person in the US right now.

  • But I'm afraid he's also not popular in China.

  • Because Chinese state-run media is also targeting him.

  • Chinese state media has lashed out at Fauci, saying he has joined an 'opinion war against

  • China.'”

  • ...after saying he wasn't convinced Covid happened naturally.

  • My favorite Chinese state-run media, the Global Times, called him a degenerate US elite.

  • Now before you agree with the Global Times, it's becauseHe is fanning a huge lie against

  • China.”

  • Another Global Times article says there should be a probe into a US biolab for the coronavirus

  • origin.

  • I can tell Xi Jinping where to stick that probe.

  • The call for an investigation into Fort Detrick was also echoed by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson

  • Zhao Lijian.

  • Who also accused the US of scapegoating China.

  • It's nice to know that no matter what happens, the Chinese Communist Party will always blame

  • America.

  • But Chinese state-run media aren't just attacking US officials.

  • They're also accusing the US media of lying.

  • The Wall Street Journal reported that staff at the Wuhan Institute of Virology got sick

  • and went to the hospital right before the coronavirus outbreak.

  • The head of the Wuhan Institute of Virology told the Global Times it was a complete lie.

  • Unfortunately for the Chinese Communist Party, thisliemight end up being contagious.

  • And a sweeping new bill to counter China has been introduced in the US House of Representatives.

  • It was introduced by Congressman Gregory Meeks , the Democratic chairman of the House Foreign

  • Affairs Committee.

  • It's called the Ensuring American Global Leadership and Engagement Act.

  • Otherwise known as The EAGLE Act!

  • The bill covers a range of issuesinvestment to promote U.S. manufacturing and trade, working

  • with US allies and partners, re-engagement in international organizations, and calling

  • China's treatment of Uyghursgenocide.”

  • Meeks is working with Republicans on the House's Foreign Affairs Committee to make the EAGLE

  • Act happen.

  • I love when China brings Americans together.

  • More on that next week on our other show, America Uncovered.

  • But there's some bad news for the Chinese Communist Party.

  • Countries around the world are starting to realize how much of a threat it is.

  • New Zealand's Foreign Minister is warning a storm could be coming unless it diversifies

  • its trade away from China.

  • Australia is reviewing the Chinese ownership of a major Australian port that just so happens

  • to be near a US military outpost.

  • Lithuania pulled out of the 17+1, an economic bloc China created to challenge the EU.

  • And Taiwan's foreign minister is warning China is preparing for war.

  • Of course, if you've seen this week's episode of the China Unscripted Podcast, you'd

  • know the war for Taiwan has already begun.

  • I'll put a link to that in the description below.

  • And now it's time to answer a question from a member of the China Uncensored 50 Cent Army,

  • fans who support us and our efforts to expose the truth about the Chinese Communist Party

  • on the crowd funding website Patreon.

  • Mats Mathisen asks, “Hi Chris Does Apple handing over access to Chinese customer data

  • to the CCP have any effect on customer data outside China?

  • Should we be worried?

  • Boy, I'm certainly worried.

  • So a recent New York Times investigation discovered that Apple has let a Chinese state-owned company

  • hold Apple's Chinese customers' data.

  • Basically the Chinese government can get access to any of that.

  • And that's just one of many concessions Apple made to the Chinese Communist Party

  • in order to do business there.

  • Apple also proactively blocks apps from its App Store in China might anger Chinese authorities.

  • To be clear, that means Apple takes the initiative to block apps, the Communist Party doesn't

  • even have to ask.

  • A lot of Apple's supply chain is in China.

  • So is a lot of its retail.

  • Last year Apple made more than $40 billion dollars in China, almost 15% of total sales.

  • In other words, Apple is willing to do just about anything the CCP says.

  • And that's what concerns me.

  • I doubt Apple would be stupid enough to give American user data, located outside of China,

  • to the Communist Party.

  • But what happens when our data starts flowing through China, through undersea cables and

  • whatnot?

  • China now accounts for 23% of cross-border data flows, nearly twice the share of the

  • U.S.”

  • And that's growing.

  • Because of Big Tech greed, we could find ourselves in a world where the Chinese Communist Party

  • has more and more access and control over our information.

  • Thanks for your question and your support, Mats.

  • And a big thank you to everyone who supports China Uncensored on Patreon.

  • We could not do this show without you.

  • So thank you for joining us in the fight to expose the Chinese Communist Party to the

  • world.

  • If you're interested in joining, head over to Patreon.com/ChinaUncensored.

  • You'll get a bunch of cool perks, including the chance to have me answer your question

  • on the show!

  • Once again I'm Chris Chappell, see you next time.

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