As world leaders met in California for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference, something else was going on behind the scenes.
But it appears that no one wanted to talk about it.
And Joe Biden and Xi Jinping stayed silent after this House Committee’s shocking discovery.
Illegal biological lab uncovered in California
Last week, the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party released a long-anticipated report about an illegal biolab in California.
Not only was the laboratory illegal, but it was also run by a fugitive Chinese national.
Investigators found that the man who started the laboratory had deep connections to the Chinese Communist Party and that his lab housed approximately 20 different types of infectious diseases and samples.
The fugitive from Canada, Jiabei “Jesse” Zhu, illegally entered the United States and also sold COVID-19 tests without a proper permit.
Before the discovery of the lab, Zhu had “previously stolen millions of dollars of American intellectual property,” according to a court record from the Supreme Court of Canada.
All of these revelations came during the same week that President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping were meeting in California for the APEC conference.
However, both leaders stayed completely silent on the discovery.
Instead, the leaders agreed to resume military-to-military contacts, inked a new climate statement, and agreed to partner against the fentanyl trade.
But any talk about the illegal biolab, which had been operating on American soil for years and posed serious health risks to people in the town of Reedley, California, was never mentioned.
Even worse is that the laboratory was taking American COVID-19 relief money to help fund its operations.
Last week, Zhu and his cohorts were charged with “distributing adulterated and misbranded medical devices in violation of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and for making false statements to the FDA.”
Under the company names UMI and PBI, they received millions of dollars for the sale of COVID-19 test kits, according to the DOJ.
If convicted, Zhu faces a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the misbranding charges, as well as another five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the false statements.
The report found that Zhu, who entered the U.S. under the alias “David He,” had formed new companies with an accountant who had ties to the Chinese United Front Work Department and with the CCP leadership.
The House Committee report found several shocking discoveries inside the illegally run biolab, which was first discovered when a code enforcement agent entered the building.
The agent found employees wearing lab attire, biohazard warnings, and at least 1,000 white mice that were used for testing.
City staff contacted the California Department of Public Health and the city, which obtained a warrant so they could conduct further investigations.
Aside from the initial discovery, inspectors found documented building code violations, bodily fluid samples, serums, COVID-19 and pregnancy tests, and “thousands of vials of unlabeled fluids and suspected biological material.”
Inspectors also found around 1,000 laboratory mice that were genetically engineered to simulate the human immune system and were designed to “catch and carry the COVID-19 virus.”
Chairman Gallagher (R-WI) of the House Select Committee said the investigation revealed that the United States does not have “adequate tripwires to detect and prevent biolabs like this one from being established.”
“That’s unacceptable,” he added.
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.