The Chinese company providing at-home COVID-19 tests through a Biden White House initiative – iHealth Labs – has been praised by the Chinese Communist Party for “obeying” its orders and received tens of millions of dollars in investment from a Chinese company blacklisted by the U.S. government over its ties to the country’s military, The National Pulse can reveal.
iHealth Labs, a subsidiary of China’s Andon Health, has received over $2.1 billion in contracts with the U.S. federal government and some states. Well over $1 billion of the sum comes from a contract with the Department of Defense (DOD) as part of the Biden White House’s at-home COVID-19 test program.
The department awarded two contracts to the lab in January, which provided Americans with 354 million Chinese-made kits.
iHealth Labs, however, has deep ties to the Chinese Communist Party. These unearthed links exacerbate the fact that the company is subject to Article 7 of China’s National Intelligence Law, which mandates that “any [Chinese] organization or citizen shall support, assist, and cooperate with state intelligence work.”
The State Council of the Chinese Communist Party sent a letter to the company, praising its efforts to respond to COVID-19.
“In the work of ensuring the supply of infrared thermometers, important materials for epidemic prevention and control, your company responded to the call of the state at the first time, overcome all difficulties, urgently organized workers to return to work, worked overtime to carry out production and supply, and consciously obeyed the joint defense of the State Council. The prevention and control mechanism of the medical supplies and insurance team has actively cooperated with our department to continue to supply infrared thermometers to the country, especially Hubei Province, Beijing and other key regions, and has made outstanding contributions to domestic epidemic prevention and control and the resumption of work and production in various industries. “
Andon Health was commended by the Chinese Communist Party for serving as a “model group” amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Company leaders participated in the Tianjin Municipal Commendation Conference for Fighting against the New Coronary Pneumonia Epidemic, which the medical company’s website reveals “150 outstanding Communist Party members and 101 advanced grass-roots party organizations” were in attendance.
Andon Health’s ties to the Chinese Communist Part follow concerns over BGI Genomics, another Chinese company supplying COVID-19 test kits, harvesting Americans’ data.
The firm, which has ties to China’s military, has used these tests “collect, store and exploit biometric information” on American citizens, according to former U.S. intelligence officials. What’s more, a recent Reuters article linked the firm to the Chinese Communist Party’s military.