Biohacked: China's Race to Control Life (Hardcover)
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When COVID-19 erupted from Wuhan, China under mysterious circumstances, the Communist Party of China covered up its existence for as long as possible. It is now apparent that there is more to COVID than what the authorities wish for us to know. Biohacked: China's Race to Control Life details the decades-long pursuit by the Chinese Communists to dominate the biotechnology industry-to control the very building blocks of life on Earth--to further their political control at home and their supremacy abroad. More appalling than the egregious cover-up that China's rulers engaged in with COVID-19 is the fact that Western scientists, pharmaceutical companies, and research labs have contributed to China's rapid (and dangerous) growth in the biotech industry--so much so that China, not the United States, may become the seat of the biotechnology industry. The Chinese leadership believes that biotechnology is a critical industry for the Communist Party to achieve its goal of becoming the world's dominant superpower by 2049. In China's biotech sector, truly macabre practices are being developed, from ambitious cloning programs to the creation of potential pathogens that China's military plans to use in "specific genetic attacks" against Beijing's growing list of political enemies.To stop the threat, author Brandon J. Weichert proposes the world's nations create a comprehensive set of treaties for regulating biotechnology research and development. Further, Weichert calls for Washington to slow the transfer of advanced biotechnology knowledge and funding from the United States to China using means like the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Unless an all-of-government (and society) approach is taken to curbing irresponsible biotech development in China, then another--deadlier--COVID-19-like pandemic could be at hand.