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 â€œclear connectionâ€ to Beijing on national security matters, accordingÂ to the U.S. State Department.
The school is also the alma mater of regime leader Xi Jinping and hosts a â€œMarxistâ€ journalism school. It has also been flagged asÂ â€œvery high riskâ€Â for the work it carries out to advance Chinaâ€™s military.
While details about how the objective would be accomplished were committed, the grant appears to bolster the objectives of China’s â€œBelt and Roadâ€ initiative.
As the U.S. State Department has warned, Beijing â€œuses 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 Beijingâ€™s geopolitical orbit.â€ China has beenÂ accusedÂ of using similar tactics amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, engaging in â€œhealthcare diplomacyâ€ to broaden its influence over developing countries.
Products manufactured in the country also often have poorÂ efficacyÂ and are tainted with toxicÂ chemicals.
The unearthed grantÂ follows Bill Gatesâ€™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 withÂ ties to the lab believed to be the birthplace of COVID-19.