Winnipeg to Wuhan, Part Trois

In February, “From Winnipeg to Wuhan” introduced readers to Xiangguo Qiu, a Chinese national who came to head the special pathogens program at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) in Winnipeg, Canada. Dr. Qiu shipped a cargo of deadly pathogens, including Ebola and Nipah viruses, to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). After this revelation, Qiu and her husband Keding Cheng were removed from the NML and were nowhere to be found. 

In July, “From Winnipeg to Wuhan: Part Deux,” introduced readers to Qiu’s defenders, such as her NML partner Dr. Gary Kobinger, now holding forth at the Galveston National Laboratory in Texas. Kobinger charged that it was all a misunderstanding and not to worry.

Now it turns out, though out of the public eye and never charged with espionage, Qui continues to collaborate with the Chinese military. 

“Atypical Ebola Virus Disease in a Nonhuman Primate following Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Is Associated with Glycoprotein Mutations within the Fusion Loop,” a study published in January, was authored by, among others, Xiangguo Qiu and Keding Cheng. That same month, Qiu and her husband were dismissed from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). 

“Repurposing of Berbamine Hydrochloride to Inhibit Ebola Virus by Targeting Viral Glycoprotein,” a study published in November 2020, was co-authored by Xiangguo Qiu of the “National Microbiology Laboratory, Canada.” Trouble was, Dr. Qiu and her husband were fired from the NML in July 2019 and hadn’t been seen in public since February 2020. 

Qiu’s collaborator on the atypical Ebola study was Qiuanjie Li of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, also part of China’s military. Another co-author is Feihu Yan of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Academy of Military Medical Sciences. Yan was one of the Chinese graduate students Qiu brought to the NML. How such a person could have qualified for the NML’s high-level security clearance remains a mystery. 

Canadian politicians and journalists have run up against a blockade of alleged privacy, policy, and administrative concerns. As Lorne Gunter of the Toronto Sun noted, the government would not even reveal if Qiu and Cheng were Canadian citizens. 

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) would not tell reporters if they knew the whereabouts of Qiu and Cheng. Unsurprisingly, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) also declined comment. This same agency willfully destroyed records of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s Communist escapades during the Stalin era. 

Trudeau’s son, Justin, a former blackface performer, is on record that “there’s a level of admiration I actually have for China. Their basic dictatorship is actually allowing them to turn their economy around on a dime.” In 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread, the Trudeau government promised Beijing it would not ban flights from the Wuhan region. 

On Trudeau’s watch, agents of the Chinese government enjoy access to the most sensitive, secretive facilities. After dismissal, they avoid charges of espionage and continue collaboration with China’s military, with complete protection from the Canadian government. That is cause for concern, but the United States has no right to point the finger. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor, funded the Wuhan Institute of Virology to perform dangerous gain-of-function research that makes viruses more lethal and transmissible. Fauci, outed as a “deep state fraud” by the late Angelo Codevilla, has praised China’s handling of the pandemic and in the early going opposed President Trump’s ban on travel from China. If China ever did anything with which Fauci disagreed, it’s hard to know what it might be.

The same is true for Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). For 20 years, the San Francisco Democrat maintained on her staff a Chinese spy who even attended consular functions for the senator. No word of any charges for the spy or the senator who harbored the spy. When Missouri filed a lawsuit against China for damages from the pandemic, Feinstein took China’s side. 

In similar style, Chinese spy Fang Fang, also known as “Poonfang,” raised money for California Democrat Eric Swalwell and placed at least one intern in his office. Swalwell parrots Chinese propaganda at the drop of a hat, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) kept him on the House intelligence committee. 

Joe Biden is on record that the Chinese are “not bad folks,” and “the big guy” has financial entanglements with China through his son, Hunter. As China enters its “Hitler Decade,” Joint Chiefs boss General Mark Milley suggests he would tip off China if the United States planned an attack. 

With the Biden junta, as with the Trudeau regime, China just can’t seem to lose. This is what happens when Western democratic allies cozy up to a genocidal Communist dictatorship. 

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About Lloyd Billingsley

Lloyd Billingsley is the author of Hollywood Party and other books including Bill of Writes and Barack ‘em Up: A Literary Investigation. His journalism has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Spectator (London) and many other publications. Billingsley serves as a policy fellow with the Independent Institute.

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