In any case making a Bio-weapon and even accidental release is a huge breach of the B.W.C China signed, if they violated the B.W.C., they could be forced to take on U.N. genetic inspectors/"VEREX" and could be subject to a infraction of the treaty which would mean sanctions by the entire world that signed the treaty(https://www.armscont.../factsheets/bwc).
"The seventh BWC review conference was held in December 2011. The Final Declaration document concluded that “under all circumstances the use of bacteriological (biological) and toxin weapons is effectively prohibited by the Convention and affirms the determination of States parties to condemn any use of biological agents or toxins other than for peaceful purposes, by anyone at any time.""(https://www.un.org/d...mament/wmd/bio/)
Even worse the entire world could start making biological weapons and breaching the treaty too, like when the U.S. pulled out of the Intermediate Nuclear Weapons treaty with Russia for Russian breaches of the treaty. That all is if this actually is a leaked bio-weapon this Wuhan Corona virus. Personally, I think U.N. Genetic Inspectors/"VEREX" should be dispatched to check if China is complying with the B.W.C. after the release of this Wuhan plague and the knowledge that two possible biological warfare labs are located in Wuhan.
"The 1991 review conference also tasked a group of "governmental experts" to evaluate potential verification measures for use in a future compliance protocol to the BWC. The group subsequently considered 21 such measures and submitted a report to a special conference of states-parties in 1994. Building off this report, the conference tasked a second body, known as the Ad Hoc Group, with negotiating a legally binding protocol to the BWC to strengthen the convention."(https://www.un.org/d...mament/wmd/bio/)
Also under the B.W.C. the Chinese must release all biological activities to the world, they cannot covertly work on biological weapons or any sort of biological research.
"Second Review Conference
In an effort to enhance confidence and promote cooperation among states-parties, at the second BWC review conference in 1986 member states agreed to implement a set of confidence-building measures. Under these politically binding measures, states should:
- Exchange data on high-containment research centers and laboratories or on centers and laboratories that specialize in permitted biological activities related to the convention.
- Exchange information on abnormal outbreaks of infectious diseases.
- Encourage the publication of biological research results related to the BWC and promote the use of knowledge gained from this research.
- Promote scientific contact on biological research related to the convention."(https://www.un.org/d...mament/wmd/bio/)
China could be in serious trouble if they actually violated this treaty.
Edited by VictorMedvil, 03 February 2020 - 06:30 PM.