The U.S. Commerce Department, on Thursday, Dec. 16, denounced dozens of Chinese regime research institutes and other private technology companies who may be engaged in the development of ‘brain control’ weapons for use in China and abroad.
On Thursday, the U.S. Commerce Department included a number of the regime’s research institutes on the “entity list” containing organizations to which U.S. companies are prohibited from exporting domestically-originated technology.
“The scientific pursuit of biotechnology and medical innovation can save lives. Unfortunately, the PRC is choosing to use these technologies to pursue control over its people and its repression of members of ethnic and religious minority groups,” said Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, as reported by ABC News.
“We cannot allow U.S. commodities, technologies, and software that support medical science and biotechnical innovation to be diverted toward uses contrary to U.S. national security,” she added in a statement.
In the same vein, the Commerce Department took similar actions against companies located in Georgia, Malaysia and Turkey that are apparently diverting or attempting to divert U.S. goods to Iran’s military programs.
The Commerce Department took action against 34 entities in China, three in Georgia, one in Malaysia, and two in Turkey.
It is unclear what kind of weaponry they might be developing. Still, Chinese military leaders have talked for years about biotechnology creating a new ‘offensive capability,’ including ‘brain control’ weapons and ‘ethnically specific genetic attacks.’
Recently, the head of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), Michael Orlando, reported that companies were being warned about the Chinese regime’s efforts to obtain U.S. technology in five key sectors, including biotechnology.
In parallel, this week, the U.S. Treasury Department included DJI, the world’s largest drone manufacturer, along with seven other firms on a list of “Chinese military-industrial complex companies” with alleged involvement in providing technology for surveillance of Uighurs in Xinjiang.
Those sanctions were for the “biometric surveillance and tracking of ethnic and religious minorities in China, particularly the predominantly Muslim Uighur minority in Xinjiang,” CNBC reported.
Brain-controlled weapons could allow a Chinese commando to fire a gun with just a thought, not a finger on the trigger. While this type of technology has so far been limited to the realm of science fiction, it would not be the first time it has been overtaken by reality.
The Chinese regime is developing this type of weaponry puts the international community on alert, given that if it succeeds in this area, the consequences for world security could be catastrophic.