China responds to US blacklisting its biotech firms — Analysis

China has condemned the US Treasury’s decision to blacklist 34 Chinese companies and institutes, calling allegations that they were developing “brain-control” weaponry “totally groundless.”

34 entities, including the Chinese Academy of Military Medical Sciences (AMMS), were added to the blacklist on Wednesday – prohibiting them from purchasing any US technology. Before Wednesday’s additions, the blacklist already contained over 260 Chinese companies, including popular smartphone manufacturer Huawei.

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“China’s development of biotechnology has always been for the well-being of mankind. The relevant claims of the U.S. side are totally groundless,”Liu Pengyu, the spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated this in a statement issued on Thursday.

Liu was responding against the claims of Gina Raimondo (US Secretary of Commerce), who had earlier claimed that China has developed biotechnologies. “support [the] Chinese military”With “purported brain-control weaponry.”

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Raimondo asserted that Beijing had been using cutting-edge technology to control mind. “members of ethnic and religious minority groups,”referring specifically to Uighur Muslims located in China’s Xinjiang province. US and allies accuse the Chinese government violating human rights. Washington has declared a diplomatic boycott for the Winter Games in China. “crimes against humanity” in Xinjiang. Beijing strongly denied these allegations and claimed that the West used its internal problem for political manipulation.

The US also placed sanctions against four Chinese drug firms this week. They were deemed responsible for trafficking in fentanyl to the US and other illegal drugs. Beijing reacted quickly to the move, and a spokesperson for China’s foreign ministry condemned it as “unacceptable.” “the erroneous acts”Washington must be encouraged “look for causes of the abuse of fentanyl from within”The country.



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