Australian News Editor Says, Coronavirus Made In China But No One Will Admit It
4400 Chinese officials punished once the news got out of hand
Because of the innumerous leaks of information from China, furious XI began disciplinary action against 400 officials who were punished writes Hartcher. Recently, Xi even sacked the topmost communist party official if the province of Hubei under which Wuhan is located. The Chinese regime has now mobilized hundreds of media managers to begin a campaign to manage popular opinion. An edict issued by top-level officials instructed media managers to only push moving stories of how those on the frontline are preventing and fighting the virus” and “showcasing the unity of the Chinese people in the face of the virus”. Well, this is nothing new to how China handles things as it is a huge propaganda machine.
5Only good news was allowed
China’s propaganda machine working on the behest of central authorities have dispatched 300 propaganda agents whom they like to call “journalists to the frontline” in Hubei to make sure the world was supplied with happy news. In fact, President Xi has been the main subject of such stories with headlines that say things like “Following the Example of General Secretary Xi Jinping, For a Loyal and Heroic Struggle for Early Victory.” Now that is quite a catchy line for anyone.
6Those who spoke the truth were arrested
As for people in China who spoke the truth, they were being unceremoniously jailed writes Hartcher. 8 doctors in Wuhan who attempted to raise an alarm about the critical developments of the virus before an official announcement were arrested by police and told to shut up. One doctor who became headline news all over the internet Li Wenliang 34 even died from the virus. Li’s last public statement appealing for free speech was subsequently heavily censored. Li an ophthalmologist at Wuhan Central Hospital shared his opinions with fellow doctors about the ongoing problem possibly being a new virus strain. Instead, he was detained by police and made to sign an “Admonishment” notice for allegedly spreading false information.
7The truth behind Beijing’s claims of the adept handling of the virus
While Beijing was being lauded and praised for its swift actions and revealing clinical details about the virus, revelations have subsequently showed this was far from true. The genome sequence that is vital for faster diagnosis in any outbreak response was released only in January, 17 days after the preliminary sequence was obtained. This was concluded by an article in the medical journal, Lancet written by members of the emergency committee of the World Health Organization.
As of today mentioned earlier, close to 79K people have been affected by the virus worldwide, the majority in China.