- The Chinese Communist Party is trying to dodge blame for its mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic.
- China is spreading misinformation suggesting the disease originated in the United States.
- The plans are backfiring spectacularly as U.S. officials double-down on their criticisms of China’s regime.
Since the beginning of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, which has grown to infect over 370,000 people, the Chinese government has attempted to save face and shift attention away from their mishandling of the crisis. Instead of taking responsibility, Chinese authorities are promoting conspiracies and sowing doubts about the origins of the virus.
China’s propaganda campaign reached mainstream attention when top Communist party officials began to publicly promote the conspiracy. As pressure mounts against the Chinese government, the response from Ambassador Cui Tiankai leaves much to be desired.
The Chinese Communist Party Mishandled the Early Outbreak
According to Chinese government records, the first confirmed case of COVID-19, which was then known as “Wuhan pneumonia” in China, has been traced as far back as November 17.
The Chinese government harassed and detained doctors and whistleblowers who realized that they were dealing with a new disease. They confirmed person to person transmission on January 20th — a full two months after the first known case. By then, the disease had already begun to spread to the rest of the world.
According to research from the University of Southampton, Chinese authorities could have reduced the number of coronavirus cases by up to 95% if they had acted three weeks earlier. The Communist Party is now trying to deflect attention away from their incompetence.
China Tries to Shift Blame to the Outside World
The number of coronavirus deaths outside China has begun to surpass the — presumably false — numbers reported in China. Chinese authorities are seizing the opportunity to shift the blame.
Out of the nine Chinese officials…