The Chinese government has been accused of hiding the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in its early days to hoard medical supplies to be used as a response by U.S. intelligence officials.
A report from the Department of Homeland Security dated May 1 claims China’s government, run by the Communist Party of China (CPC), had increased imports and decreased exports of medical supplies including face masks, surgical gowns and gloves while downplaying the severity of COVID-19, according to the Associated Press.
Former United States foreign service officer Chuck Park recently sat down in an interview with CNN host Anderson Cooper to explain how the past three years of the Trump administration “have felt like the house is on fire.”
Park, who is the first Asian American to resign from the current government, quit his State Department post at the U.S. consulate in Vancouver, Canada last week in protest of what he described as a “toxic agenda” of the current administration.
Award-winning epidemiologist Xifeng Wu, a naturalized American citizen, has stepped down as the director of the Center for Public Health and Translational Genomics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in January following an investigation into her ties with China which lasted for three months.
Wu’s resignation came following accusations of secretly aiding cancer research in China, which can be deemed as “un-American.” In addition to Wu, three other top Chinese American scientists from MD Anderson have left the cancer center in recent months.