The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding a Chinese Communist Party-run university’s efforts to make countries more reliant on China for healthcare products, War Room can reveal.
The Microsoft founder’s philanthropic group announced a $414,870 grant to Tsinghua University to “leverage R&D capabilities in China to provide innovative and low-cost global health products,” according to a summary.
Tsinghua University has a history of launching cyberattacks against the U.S. government and having a "clear connection" to Beijing on national security matters, according to the U.S. State Department.
The school is also the alma mater of regime leader Xi Jinping and hosts a "Marxist" journalism school. It has also been flagged as "very high risk" for the work it carries out to advance China's military.
While details about how the objective would be accomplished were committed, the grant appears to bolster the objectives of China’s "Belt and Road" initiative.
As the U.S. State Department has warned, Beijing "uses the Belt and Road Initiative and other undertakings to expand foreign markets for Chinese companies and as a means of drawing nations, particularly their political and economic elites, into Beijing's geopolitical orbit." China has been accused of using similar tactics amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, engaging in "healthcare diplomacy" to broaden its influence over developing countries.
The unearthed grant follows Bill Gates's decades-long history of collaborating with the Chinese Communist Party on various business and philanthropic ventures. His eponymous foundation appears to demonstrate a similar affinity for the Communist regime, sending six-figure grants to Chinese Communist Party-controlled entities, including those with ties to the lab believed to be the birthplace of COVID-19.