On January 27th 2020, CBC News published an article denouncing claims that Chinese scientists working at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg were involved in smuggling the new coronavirus to the Wuhan Laboratory in China (1). They went on to label several online alternative media sites as “Fake News” referring to the stories as “baseless,” “misinformation,” and “conspiracy theory based on distorted reading.” They went on to say that “CBC reporting never claimed the two scientists were spies,” and that this disinformation created a “social panic” online. CBC then referred to experts who called for the online censorship of social media.
Earlier, CIN published a series of articles from several news sources, including CBC, that showed conflicting evidence to their claims above. Here is our summary:
- That Chinese scientists were fired from the National Microbiology Laboratory.
- The Chinese scientists involved had taken numerous trips to China and that a third party (whose name was redacted by the freedom of information office) was paying for these trips.
- That several researchers fearing retribution wished to remain anonymous but stated that there were concerns regarding the travel to-from China.
- That supervisors in that lab prevented researchers from speaking with the RCMP.
- There were other breaches in the past where pathogens were smuggled out of the laboratory by other Chinese scientists.
- That the RCMP was investigating the unlawful transfer of pathogens to China.
- That the Chinese scientists trained other Chinese researchers at the Wuhan laboratory.
- And that the lab in Wuhan where the Chinese Scientists trained researchers had ties to the Chinese Military.
- That the Chinese scientist had also shared intellectual property with a Chinese pharmaceutical company (Mabworks) to produce the Ebola vaccine (ZMAPP) without authorization.
- Research revealed that the Coronavirus was sent from Saudi Arabia, to the Netherlands (Eramus Medical Center) and then to Canada (National Microbiology Laboratory) in 2012, where the Chinese scientists under investigation were working.
- Online sources revealed that the World Health Organization is working with the Eramus Medical Center in the Netherlands and teams working on the current novel Coronavirus in Wuhan, China.
- Sources also revealed that the SARS virus outbreak was cause by the release of the virus from a Beijing laboratory.
- Statements from Dr. Frank Plummer, the director of the National Microbiology lab in Canada, indicate that while he was in charge he was also a closet alcoholic and did not generally supervise the work (2). He said, as director of the lab he “basically set people free to do their jobs. And I tried to run interference for them, and get them the money that they needed for them to do their jobs.”
- A report in NATURE now reveals that in 2004 the SARS virus originated in Beijing China, had escaped from high-level containment facility there.
- Numerous sources support that coronavirus was released from the Wuhan National Biosafety laboratory either accidentally or intentionally.
- Recently, scientific journal The Lancet established that the coronavirus may not have originated from bats as was claimed by Chinese scientists in Wuhan, who have blamed the outbreak on the ingestion of “bats” sold at the local “wet markets (3)”.
These are our two articles:
- From Canada to China: Wuhan Coronavirus Launches Global Depopulation Plan (4)
- Bill Gates & the Coronavirus Conspiracy (5)
Below are the articles published by the CBC on this subject. We also include the full articles for you to review, and provide relevant excerpts below each one that have led several online media sources to come to the conclusions that they did. The CBC called our articles “misinformation”. Is the CBC now covering up what appears to be international sabotage from China? And why would they themselves imply that these Chinese Scientists were complicit? Why was there an RCMP investigation in the first place if this was innocent? And why the cover up? You be the Judge. As far as we are concerned CBC is “Fake News…. Really, Really Fake News”!
Below, for the sake of preservation, we included links to the original CBC articles plus captures and text of the articles in their original form:
CBC VIDEO dated July 15, 2019: CBC News: The National Chinese researcher removed from Canada’s only level-4 lab
Article #1 July 12, 2019 (6):
Key quotes from the article:
“Public Health Agency asked police to look into ‘administrative matter’ at Canada’s only Level 4 virology lab. Manitoba RCMP are investigating a possible policy breach at the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg.”
“Few details have been made public, but an RCMP spokesperson confirms police received a referral from the Public Health Agency of Canada. The agency did not clarify when the incident occurred or specify what happened, but said it notified RCMP on May 24, 2019.”
“The National Microbiology Lab is the only Level 4 virology facility in Canada — meaning a lab equipped to work with the most serious and deadly human and animal diseases. That makes the Arlington Street lab one of only a handful in North America capable of handling pathogens requiring the highest level of containment, such as Ebola, HIV and anthrax.”
“This isn’t the first time police have investigated an incident at the lab. In 2009, a former researcher at the lab was convicted of trying to smuggle genetic material from the Ebola virus across the Manitoba-North Dakota border. Konan Michel Yao had 22 vials of the substance in the trunk of his car when he tried to cross the border. The vials were wrapped in aluminum foil inside a glove and packaged in a plastic bag, along with electrical wires.”
“The Winnipeg lab reviewed its biosecurity protocol after that incident.”
Article #2 July 14, 2019 (7):
Key quotes from the article:
“A researcher with ties to China was recently escorted out of the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg amid an RCMP investigation into what’s being described as a possible “policy breach.”
“The RCMP received a referral from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on May 24.”
“Dr. Xiangguo Qiu, her husband Keding Cheng and an unknown number of her students from China were removed from Canada’s only level-4 lab on July 5, CBC News has learned.”
“A Level 4 virology facility is a lab equipped to work with the most serious and deadly human and animal diseases. That makes the Arlington Street lab one of only a handful in North America capable of handling pathogens requiring the highest level of containment, such as Ebola.”
“Security access for the couple and the Chinese students was revoked, according to sources who work at the lab and do not want to be identified because they fear consequences for speaking out.”
“Sources say this comes several months after IT specialists for the NML entered Qiu’s office after-hours and replaced her computer. Her regular trips to China also started being denied.”
‘Microbiology can … involve national security’
“While there are few details available, experts say this could be a case of intellectual property theft or technology leakage to China.”
“The National Microbiology Laboratory would have some pretty sensitive biological research material that … could be shared either with or without authorization with foreign countries,” said Gordon Houlden, director of the University of Alberta’s China Institute. “
“It’s something the Canadian Security Intelligence Service has already warned about, said Leah West, who teaches national security law at Carleton’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.”
“Canada is facing threats from foreign governments seeking to steal intellectual property and that could include state-funded research,”
“China and Canada’s relationship right now stems from China using espionage to advance its strategic interests, be that its security interests or its economic interests,” West said.”
“This isn’t the first time police have investigated an incident at the lab. In 2009, a former researcher at the lab was convicted of trying to smuggle genetic material from the Ebola virus across the Manitoba-North Dakota border. The FBI is also investigating cases involving Chinese researchers in the United States.”
Article #3 July 15, 2019 (8):
Key quotes from the article:
“The University of Manitoba has cut ties with two researchers who were escorted out the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg earlier this month, until an RCMP investigation is complete.”
“According to sources inside the NML, Qiu, Cheng and an unknown number of her students from China were removed from the lab on July 5. The level-4 virology facility — the only one in Canada — is equipped to work with the most serious and deadly human and animal diseases.”
“Security access for the couple and the Chinese students was revoked. Sources say this comes several months after IT specialists for the NML entered Qiu’s office after hours and replaced her computer. Her regular trips to China also started being denied.”
“Manitoba RCMP started an investigation after the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) contacted them on May 24.”
“PHAC is describing the situation as a possible “policy breach” and is taking steps to “resolve it expeditiously,” said Eric Morrissette, the health agency’s chief of media relations. He has declined further comment, citing privacy reasons. Officials won’t say what kind of policy breach would be serious enough to warrant a referral to the RCMP.”
“It was not immediately clear if Qui is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a Chinese national.”
“The situation also came up during a news conference with the secretary-general of NATO. Jens Stoltenberg, who toured CFB Petawawa on Monday and met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, said at a news conference he couldn’t comment on this specific case, but appeared to suggest the possibility of espionage. “What I can say in general is that we have seen increased efforts by the nations to spy on NATO allies in different ways,” he said . “This is partly about industrial espionage and it affects our military forces and military intelligence so this is something that we take very seriously.”
Article #4 October 3, 2019 (9):
Key quotes from the article:
“Xiangguo Qiu — who was escorted out of the Winnipeg lab in July amid an RCMP investigation into what’s being described by Public Health Agency of Canada as a possible “policy breach” — was invited to go to the Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences twice a year for two years, for up to two weeks each time.”
“This will be third-party funded, and therefore no cost to [the Public Health Agency of Canada],” say the documents, obtained through access to information requests. The identity of the third-party was redacted.”
“During a Sept. 19-30, 2017, trip, she also met with collaborators in Beijing, the documents say, but their names have also been blacked out.”
“Qiu, her husband Keding Cheng and her students from China were removed on July 5 from Canada’s only Level 4 lab — one equipped to work with the most serious and deadly human and animal diseases, such as Ebola. Security access for the couple and the Chinese students was revoked, sources who work at the lab previously told CBC News.”
“Several of them, who asked not to be identified for fears of retribution, say there have always been questions about Qiu’s trips to China — and what information and technology she was sharing with researchers there.”
“It’s not right that she’s a Canadian government employee providing details of top-secret work and know-how to set up a high-containment lab for a foreign nation,” one employee said.”
“The staff member claims RCMP officers have not yet interviewed key people at the lab, because senior management has not made them accessible to police or allowed staff to contact them with relevant information”.
Did CBC try to backpedal on their own stories? Did they get a frantic call in the night from one of Trudeau’s lackeys? One thing is clear: it is crucial in these times to check the references on articles you find, and follow through on reading things for yourself.