Since the onset of COVID-19, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has sent over $54 million to fund “global health” projects in China, including to institutions controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Wuhan Institute of Virology collaborators, The National Pulse can reveal.
Since December 2019, the Foundation has sent a total of 93 grants adding up to $54,573,428 to China-based projects.
Among the grant recipients are several CCP-run institutions including Beijing Normal University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, and official regime bodies including the Ministry of Agriculture, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Wuhan University received a $127,650 grant from the Foundation in January 2021, despite the school routinely collaborating with the Wuhan Institute of Virology on research, including studies focusing on bat coronaviruses funded by Anthony Fauci.
In October, the foundation sent $150,000 to China Science and Technology Exchange Center to fund a project “to enhance China’s research and development contribution to global health and development by strengthening partnerships with the government, industry, and academia.”
A further $300,000 was sent to the state-run China Agricultural University in September to “build an enabling environment for supporting China’s engagement in global health.”
Several grants have also focused on broadening the Chinese Communist Party’s role in vaccine development and distribution, including a $300,000 grant to Tsinghua University in August 2020 “to establish a think tank to provide regulatory science research and technical support for vaccine ecosystem building suggestions.”
The alma mater of Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping, Tsinghua University has a history of launching cyberattacks against the U.S. government.
Tsinghua also has a “clear connection between them and the state administration for technology and industry in discussions on what [they] can do to help the national security,” according to former Senior Intelligence Officer in the Defense Intelligence Agency and State Department Official Nicholas Eftimiades.
$120,000 was sent to state-run Zhejiang University in May 2020 to “engage China to play a bigger role in global governance and to contribute more to GAVI.”
GAVI, formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, describes itself as a “global health partnership of public and private sector organizations dedicated to immunization for all.”
In May 2020, the foundation sent $600,000 to China’s CDC “to support emergency response and evaluation, and prepare China for the potential pandemic, which will not only help disease control and containment but contribute China’s experience to global health.”
An additional $400,000 was sent to CanSino Biologics Inc. “to support international collaboration on development of anti-coronavirus vaccines, which will increase the availability of safe and effective vaccines for sustainable, global distribution and use” in April 2020.
The billions of dollars Gates gave to the CCP were so appreciated that Xi Jinping personally wrote Gates a ‘thank you’ note. Bloomberg reported:
Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed his sincere gratitude to Bill and Melinda Gates for their foundation’s support to China after the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Xi thanked the foundation for its “generous support” provided at a critical juncture, in a letter to Bill Gates posted by the official Xinhua news agency.
Xi complimented the foundation’s early efforts in the global cause of fighting against the virus and said he was grateful for a letter from Gates expressing support for the Chinese people.
“Unity and cooperation is the most powerful weapon” in the battle against the virus, Xi said in the letter. The Communist leader was “indicating his support for the Gates Foundation’s coordination with Chinese agencies on the ground,” Bloomberg noted.
This is an excerpt from The National Pulse.