Chinese testing kit companies 'linked to serious human rights abuses' in China | Sky News Australia

5/05/2020 12:30:00 PM

La Trobe University's James Leibold says there are 'privacy collection' and human rights concerns surrounding the 10 million Chinese COVID-19 testing kits arriving in Australia.

La Trobe University's James Leibold says there are 'privacy collection' and human rights concerns surrounding the 10 million Chinese COVID-19 testing kits arriving in Australia.

La Trobe University's James Leibold says there are 'privacy collection' and human rights concerns surrounding the 10 million Chinese COVID-19 testing kits arriving in Australia.\n\nThe testing kits were part of a deal with Chinese company Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) brokered by mining magnate Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest, and require DNA samples in order for them to work.\n\nThe government sought high level security advice on whether the biometric information of Australians could be sent back to China.\n\nMr Siebold told Sky News host he doesn't know if his DNA samples - if he needed to use the testing kits - would 'end up in Beijing in some police linked data base'.\n\nOn top of the obvious privacy issues, Mr Siebold said there are ethical concerns relating to the two Chinese companies who have provided the machines used to test the data.\n\nHe said Beijing Genomic Institute and Thermo-Fisher Scientific are 'liked to serious human rights abuses in China's western region of Xinjiang'.\n\n'There's a lack of full information at this stage'.\n\nImage: AP

05/05/2020|7minLa Trobe University's James Leibold says there are "privacy collection" and human rights concerns surrounding the 10 million Chinese COVID-19 testing kits arriving in Australia. The testing kits were part of a deal with Chinese company Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) brokered by mining magnate Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest, and require DNA samples in order for them to work. The government sought high level security advice on whether the biometric information of Australians could be sent back to China. Mr Siebold told Sky News host he doesn't know if his DNA samples - if he needed to use the testing kits - would "end up in Beijing in some police linked data base". On top of the obvious privacy issues, Mr Siebold said there are ethical concerns relating to the two Chinese companies who have provided the machines used to test the data. He said Beijing Genomic Institute and Thermo-Fisher Scientific are "liked to serious human rights abuses in China's western region of Xinjiang". "There's a lack of full information at this stage". Image: AP

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What do you expect from a country who’s government finds it acceptable to machine gun down their own citizens. Seriously! Why does Australia need to risk using more faulty equipment from China when we have the capability to produce our own? Australia needs to stop inviting this cheap crap into our country.

Why are we buying them for China send them back probably not good anyway RichForrest2 Buying test kits from China and Forrest? Why isn't health minister organising them? Who's responsible for faulty ones? Another death from faulty one at aged care facility. Why are we getting treated 3rd world? ScottMorrisonMP wants us to boost the economy and expect deaths.

Why would China even send test kits to Australia? Andrew Forrest could not give a care ...they work do they or are they all faulty .. 愚蠢无知的东西,检测试剂一次性使用的东西,建议你们销毁所有的检测试剂,没有检测就没有病例。 I dont know why we would even consider chinese tests, send them back... Made by oppressed slave labour working for a murderous dictatorship !

Then don't use those test kits. Dump them as waste. Typical smear campaign platitudes! How many times such scum can still make fool of people! Such malicious people are disgracefully sick.

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Chinese testing kit companies 'linked to serious human rights abuses' in China 05/05/2020 | 7min La Trobe University's James Leibold says there are "privacy collection" and human rights concerns surrounding the 10 million Chinese COVID-19 testing kits arriving in Australia.South China Morning Post some of the products – such as the baby formula – would be donated to schools and welfare groups in Wuhan and surrounding areas.Another 11 coronavirus cases linked to Melbourne abattoir 05/05/2020 | 2min There are 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Victoria, 11 of which are linked to a cluster at a Melbourne abattoir.Australian and Chinese scientific collaboration needs to be ‘put on hold’ 03/05/2020 | 7min Liberal Senator Sarah Henderson has called for the federal government to “put on hold” scientific collaboration with China while an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus is conducted.

The testing kits were part of a deal with Chinese company Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) brokered by mining magnate Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest, and require DNA samples in order for them to work. The government sought high level security advice on whether the biometric information of Australians could be sent back to China. At the time, the flight was hailed as a mercy mission to get medical supplies into Australia, but it appears that commercial motivations may also have played a role in the import. Mr Siebold told Sky News host he doesn't know if his DNA samples - if he needed to use the testing kits - would "end up in Beijing in some police linked data base". Favourite. On top of the obvious privacy issues, Mr Siebold said there are ethical concerns relating to the two Chinese companies who have provided the machines used to test the data. The asking price was apparently too high. He said Beijing Genomic Institute and Thermo-Fisher Scientific are "liked to serious human rights abuses in China's western region of Xinjiang". Favourite.

"There's a lack of full information at this stage". Picture: Adam Yip Source:News Corp Australia The Australian Border Force told 7 News the cargo was still being examined on Monday. Image: AP Favourite .