China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology, where the COVID-19 pandemic may have started, conducted work on a deadlier virus with a 60% lethality, according to recent Senate testimony.
Author: Bill Gertz
China wants control of Pacific Islands in drive for global clout
The Biden administration is stepping up efforts to counter growing Chinese influence among Pacific island nations that Beijing views as a way to curb American power and expand the opportunities for new Chinese military bases, according to U.S. official…
Congress to restore nuclear cruise missile funds
Biden administration anti-nuclear policymakers suffered a bipartisan rebuke as Congress voted to reverse Pentagon plans to eliminate a nuclear-tipped, sea-launched cruise missile.
U.S. spy agencies warned not to discriminate against Chinese Americans
The FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies are not permitted to consider Chinese-Americans as a greater security threat despite their targeting by China’s intelligence service for recruitment, according to a report made public Tuesday by the Office o…
Rumors swirl that China’s Xi Jinping will step down amid harsh COVID lockdowns
Rumors circulating in China and among overseas Chinese social media are claiming Chinese President Xi Jinping, under fire for draconian COVID-19 lockdowns in Shanghai and elsewhere, will step down from power.
Chinese poses ‘acute’ threat to Taiwan, U.S. intel chief says
China is building up the military forces needed to invade and take over Taiwan by 2030, posing what a top U.S. intelligence official Tuesday described as an ‘acute’ threat to the island democracy.
CIA general counsel nominee once did legal work for Chinese government-linked pharma firm
President Biden’s pick to be the CIA’s most senior lawyer did legal work in the past for a large, Chinese Communist Party-linked pharmaceutical company, according to congressional documents and testimony. Kate Heinzelman, the CIA general co…
Inside the Ring: European commander: Keep nuke cruise missile, gravity bomb
The commander of U.S. forces in Europe, Air Force Gen. Tod Wolters, told Congress Wednesday that his forces in Europe need a nuclear-armed cruise missile and the 1980s-era B83 nuclear gravity bomb to maintain deterrence. Colorado Rep. Do…
Indian neutrality in Ukraine fight complicates U.S. strategic designs in Asia
ANALYSIS The Indian government has refused to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the New Delhi government also is purchasing Russian oil, undercutting U.S. and Western efforts to create a united front of democracies to confront Moscow for its …
Russian invasion raises new danger of Chinese attack on Taiwan
The danger of China conducting a major military attack on Taiwan has increased in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, senior military and defense officials told Congress on Wednesday. The danger, based on China’s growing military power, …