(ECNS) -- China is a country governed by law. The privacy of all Chinese citizens, regardless of their ethnic backgrounds, are protected by law, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Wednesday.
Wang made the remarks when asked his comment on U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s groundless accusation that China has collected human genomic data against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang and Tibet as an additional form of control and surveillance.
These claims do not hold water and mean nothing except manufacturing sensational news items, Wang refuted.
Wang pointed out that it is the U.S. that widely collects and uses genomic information.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Pentagon has formulated R&D plans for hitting opponents with genetically engineered weapons, he said.
Those involved disclosed that the genomic data of Asian Chinese, European Aryans and Middle Eastern Arabs are all being collected by the U.S. military., he added.
"According to the website of Russia-based RT, the U.S. Air Education and Training Command (AETC) once issued a tender seeking to acquire samples of ribonucleic acid (RNA) and synovial fluid from Russians. It’s pretty clear who exactly is using genomic information for secret purposes," Wang noted.