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Exclusive: FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research Compromised by China

Updated: Aug 12, 2021

35% of investigators at key U.S. government facility are Chinese nationals


Here's a question. Why do we have so many Chinese-trained scientists in our nation's government labs and R&D facilities? During the Cold War, we didn't open up our top government science and tech programs to Russian scientists. If they wanted to steal technology or information, we made the Soviets work for it. When it comes to the Communist Chinese, it seems we just give them access. Make that make sense.

The FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research, located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, recently celebrated it's 50th anniversary as a key facility in the nation's government research infrastructure.

Arkansas' congressional delegation introduced resolutions in in the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate recognizing this half-century milestone. According to the NCTR director, this facility is the "only dedicated research center for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration." Yet, like seemingly every other American institution, it has been infiltrated by China.

The facility has 680 employees. A review of their online personnel directory reveals that 42 (35%) of the 115 "principal investigators" at the facility are Chinese nationals. Beyond that, a number of Chinese nationals serving as "fellows" are employed as lab members for these investigators. This facility, charged with protecting the food, cosmetics, and medicinal supply chains for the nation, is employing scientists from the People's Republic of China, the same government that exerts unprecedented efforts toward espionage against the United States and bioengineered the COVID-19 coronavirus. These scientists have, no doubt, had access to critical pandemic research conducted at the facility as well.

It should be noted that NCTR is located adjacent to the Pine Bluff Arsenal, a U.S. Army munitions base that used to house part of the nation's chemical weapons stockpile, which has since been destroyed.

In 2018, one of NCTR's principal investigators, Wenming Xiao, who has since moved to another FDA facility in Maryland, was a presenter for a workshop hosted by the Chinese Biopharmaceutical Association (CBA). Dr. Xiao also presented at the CBA's 2019 Fall symposium as well. An exclusive Intrepid Research investigation has concluded that the Chinese Biopharmaceutical Association is a front organization for the Chinese Communist Party. More information on that investigation will be forthcoming, so stay tuned to this space.

Below are profiles of each of the current principal investigators from the PRC employed by NCTR. These profiles were downloaded from the NCTR website. An investigation should immediately be launched to determine what ties they may have with the Chinese Communist Party, the People's Liberation Army and other state-controlled entities of the PRC, or who are members of China's Thousand Talents Program.

Call your congressman or senator and ask them why we are allowing this and what they plan to do about it!



"Lawmakers praise research facility," Pine Bluff Commercial, July 17, 2021.

NCTR website.

Senate Resolution: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Center for Toxicological Research.

House Resolution: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Center for Toxicological Research.

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