Foreign Policy

Chinese Counter Allegations

The CCP lists 24 charges against China with a "Reality Check" after each one.

Nate Jackson · May 13, 2020

The Chinese communist government has been lying about and covering up its own actions regarding the coronavirus pandemic from the get-go. It has corrupted the World Health Organization to do its bidding. And it’s once again issuing counter allegations.

Among Beijing’s early lies was that the virus originated with the American military, rather than the far likelier possibility of the P4 lab in Wuhan.

The latest is a new document from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) titled, “Reality Check of US Allegations Against China on COVID-19.” The CCP insists, “Some US politicians and media outlets have been fabricating preposterous allegations and lies of one kind or another in order to shift the blame to China for their inadequate response to COVID-19.” Thus, the party lists two dozen allegations against China, each accompanied by a “Reality Check” of distortion and blame-casting.

One of those “reality checks” is about that Wuhan lab. The CCP asserts, “Reality Check: The Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory in the WIV is a government cooperation program between China and France. The Institute does not have the capability to design or synthesize a new coronavirus, and there is no evidence of pathogen leaks or staff infections in the Institute.”

Few are alleging that the lab “designed or synthesized” the virus, but that the lab was studying and perhaps manipulating the virus and accidentally released it. Yet China won’t allow anyone but its own government to investigate the lab, meaning the fox is looking into who raided the henhouse.

In what could be related news, the White House announced Tuesday that trade negotiations with China will not resume anytime soon.

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