洛城援港47人 圣莫妮卡海滩47分钟游行

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2021年3月7日,洛杉矶香港人在圣莫妮卡海滩举办快闪游行,声援遭港府政治迫害的泛民主派47人,活动历时47分钟。(徐绣惠/大纪元)

洛城援港47人 圣莫妮卡海滩47分钟游行

【大纪元2021年03月08日讯】(大纪元记者徐绣惠圣莫妮卡市报导)为声援遭港府政治迫害按“国安法”颠覆国家政权罪被起诉的47名香港泛民主派人士,洛杉矶港人于7日(周日)下午两点在洛城旅游胜地圣莫妮卡海滩举办快闪游行活动,引发游客与当地民众关注。

2021年3月7日,洛杉矶香港人圣莫妮卡海滩举办快闪游行,声援遭港府政治迫害的泛民主派47人,活动历时47分钟。(徐绣惠/大纪元)

逾百名洛杉矶香港人身着黑衣、戴黄色口罩,手持“光复香港 时代革命”的旗帜游行,队伍从圣莫妮卡广场(Santa Monica Place)第三街游行至海滩,海外港人在海边拍摄了支持香港的大合照,希望鼓励香港手足,告诉他们:香港人一点也不孤单。

2021年3月7日,逾百位洛杉矶民众身着黑衣、戴黄色口罩参与游行支持香港。(徐绣惠/大纪元)

游行活动过程历时47分钟,以此铭记受香港政府、中共迫害的47人。协办此次活动的洛杉矶香港论坛成员林先生表示,全球共有十几个城市分别举行声援香港47人,除了美国,在欧洲、澳洲、加拿大等地都有活动,大多是在下午两点到三点以不同的形式进行,美西是时间最晚的一批。

2021年3月7日,洛杉矶香港论坛成员林先生呼吁香港、北京政府尽快释放47人。(新唐人电视台提供)

此次游行主要目的是针对香港、北京政府,要求港府停止逮捕行动,尽快释放所有的香港政治犯,更呼吁北京政府尊重香港“自治”,恢复当时所签订的原则,让香港社会重回正轨。同时也敦促美国政府可以给予香港人保护,让香港人可以寻求合法途径进入美国。

林先生表示,目前洛杉矶疫情仍未受控制,人们还不能在室内用餐,但仍有这么多旅洛港人愿意站出来支持,所以倍受鼓舞。他说:“虽然内心很沉重,但还是很受鼓舞。”他期待美国两党取得共识合作,对北京政府施予压力,同时联合世界其他盟友向北京政府施压,也提醒美国政府需留意2022年北京举办冬季奥运的相关问题。

周末圣莫妮卡海滩的游客众多,不少人遇到声援香港的游行队伍都停下脚步、拿出手机拍照。附近居民卡拉·冈萨雷斯(Carla Gonzalez)特别停下脚踏车,驻足拍摄游行队伍。她说:“中共政府不应以法规去限制人民的言论自由,这是人们最基本的权利。”冈萨雷斯很高兴看到美国的香港人可以上街游行,用行动捍卫自己权利,她表示会继续支持香港人,上网搜寻、了解香港发生的事情,她说:“我和香港站在一起。”

2021年3月7日,圣莫妮卡海滩附近居民卡拉·冈萨雷斯(Carla Gonzalez)表示自己与香港站在一起。(新唐人电视台提供)

台湾人公共事务会(FAPA)洛杉矶分会会长李贤群也特地参与此活动,他同时也是全美台湾人权协会会长,长年关注人权议题。李贤群说:“香港是台湾的兄弟,今天香港遭受中共迫害,台湾也在遭受中共的威胁,我们应该要将遭受中共迫害的小国家团结起来,中共真的是世界的祸源。”

2021年3月7日,台湾人公共事务会(FAPA)洛杉矶分会会长李贤群认为中共对世界完全没有贡献,只有破坏世界。(新唐人电视台提供)

李贤群发现其实不只有香港人、台湾人来参加这个声援活动,在人群中还有来自中国的反共人士。他说:“西藏、维吾尔族人都应该来参加。将来亚洲甚至全世界反对共产党的民族都一起来对抗中共。”

李贤群认为,此次全球疫情中共难辞其咎,他用《白蛇传》中放毒、卖药赚钱的桥段来比喻中共:“放毒的是它(中共),解毒的也是它(中共)”。李贤群说:“中共在这个疫情上据说赚了一百亿美元,这是一个可恶的国家,对世界完全没有贡献,只有破坏世界。”

前往声援香港的中国维权人士界立建当众撕毁中共五星旗,他的行动引发观众喝采。一名声援香港的西人受鼓舞,也上前动手撕旗,随即又有一位香港移民参与,三人联手将中共五星旗撕成碎片。

洛杉矶香港论坛成员龙哥说:“这47人被政府无理逮捕,这是不公平、不合理也不合法的,我们不知道走出来能不能帮他们,但希望出来发声,让更多美国人知道中共怎么迫害香港。”

目前香港人已无法再上街头发声,因为只要做一点小小的动作,就可能被港警以《国安法》抓捕,但龙哥认为全球各国都会支持争取民主的国家。他以这次中共禁止台湾凤梨出口为例,最后反倒让凤梨在日本卖得很好,因为有些日本人就是宁愿买贵一点的台湾凤梨,以表示对中共的抵制。他认为只要勇敢站出来发声,必然会有更多人支持,获取应有的关注,一点也不需要畏惧中共的威胁。

洛杉矶各界人士纪念李文亮 举办多种形式活动

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今年2月7日,是中国新冠疫情“吹哨人”李文亮去世一周年的日子。美国洛杉矶各界不少民主活动人士和艺术家举办了形式各异的活动,对李文亮进行悼念,并对中国当局表达了他们的抗议。

2020年2月7日,中国武汉市中心医院眼科医生李文亮因感染新冠肺炎去世。李文亮在去世前,曾因在网上揭露疫情而被当地派出所“提出警示和训诫”。此后,他被人称为新冠疫情的“吹哨人”。今年2月上旬,在李文亮去世一周年之际,洛杉矶各界人士举行了一系列活动,对李文亮表达悼念之情,并向中国政府表达抗议。

2月6日,洛杉矶“视觉艺术家协会”(The Visual Artists Guild)在油管(YouTube)上公布了一段时长19分钟的英文视频,题为《李文亮医生逝世周年纪念》(Anniversary of Dr Li Wenliang Passing)。在视频中,“视觉艺术家协会”成员呼吁,在武汉的世界卫生组织成员应在李文亮去世一周年之际,对相关医院、实验室的所有记录进行研究,并采访当地的一线医护人员,从而使全世界能够找到真正战胜新冠疫情的办法。此外,“视觉艺术家协会”在视频中也呼吁中国政府释放独立调查武汉疫情的张展、陈秋实、方斌等公民记者。

“视觉艺术家协会”会长刘雅雅表示:“我们认为,中国政府应该让世卫的人,亲自和武汉的所有工作人员查病毒的来源,并亲自去看武汉的实验室。”

2月7日,约三十人在下午3时聚集在中国驻洛杉矶领事馆门前,进行了纪念李文亮及要求中国当局释放香港壹传媒创办人黎智英的示威活动,整个活动持续时间约为一小时。该活动由两名中国民主党成员发起,参加者包括来自中国大陆及香港的各界人士。活动参加者手持写有“纪念李文亮医生”、“纪念李文亮,释放黎智英”、“释放公民记者张展”、“释放公民记者方斌”、“光复香港,时代革命”等字样的标语,呼喊口号,并发表多篇现场演说。

本次活动发起人之一闫涛向记者介绍了活动的用意:“2月7号是李文亮逝世一周年,我们想抗议中国政府打压‘吹哨人’,这是其中一个目的。另外一个就是马上要过春节了,香港的民主人士,尤其是像黎智英这种年事已高的,我们想要求中国政府马上把他们释放,让他们回家过年。”

活动的另一位发起人刘佳鑫则表示:“这个活动大概有三十人左右参加,因为是疫情期间嘛,所以没有邀请那么多人来,都是自愿原则。”

现居洛杉矶的香港民主派政党“人民力量”成员陈先生也参加了本次集会。在介绍他参加本次活动的目的时,他说:“最主要,我们要给大陆施加一点压力,逼使他们释放香港所有政治犯,黎智英、黄之锋、周庭、谭德志。因为在这次运动中,共产党在秋后算账,逼得香港人现在移民的移民、逃亡的逃亡。我们一定要给中共施加多一点压力。”

除上述活动外,“视觉艺术家”还在近日对旅英作家马建进行专访,听他分析了《武汉日记》作者方方持续遭到人身攻击的原因。在访谈中,马建表示,方方在一年以来不断遭受攻击,与中国当局鼓吹民族主义有关:“攻击方方的其实是民族仇恨。习近平的中国梦是建立在八国联军打败了中国的耻辱之上的,就像纳粹的崛起起源于一战失败的耻辱一样。当巴黎有人抗议在北京举办奥运时,那些中国画家如王广义等等,就成群结队地站出来痛诉西方文明世界,拒绝去法国参展。”

自由亚洲电台特约记者孙诚旧金山报道 责编:嘉远 网编:瑞哲

2020回顾:新冠疫情是最敏感词

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多灾多难的2020年终于过去了。由于新冠疫情仍然肆虐全球,知道大家的心情和以前的新年并不一样。

今天的《网络博弈》节目我们给大家回顾一下过去一年《网络博弈》节目的重要内容。

2020年从中国打压李文亮吹哨开始

相信大家还记得2020年新年是怎样开始的。2020年的新年是在湖北武汉中心医院眼科医生李文亮有关新冠疫情的吹哨被武汉警方定为是“谣言”受到训诫开始。

李文亮最早于2019年12月30号在大学医学校友微信群里披露发现不明肺炎,提醒大家小心。几天之内,李文亮被单位领导谈话、被武汉警方训诫。2020年2月7号,34岁的李文亮因感染新冠疫情去世,引发全球悼念。

李文亮去世之后,迫于民间压力,中国国家监察委调查组3月19号发表调查报告,要求武汉警方撤销对李文亮的训诫。美国时事评论人吴建民在3月25号的《网络博弈》节目中分析了网友为何对中国这个官方报告非常不满。

多少个“李文亮”被整肃

中国各地采取严厉措施,打压网上有关新冠疫情的信息,因发布疫情受打压的何止李文亮一个人。很多在微博微信上无意中议论新冠疫情的普通民众也遭到整肃。

2020年2月5号,我制作的《网络博弈》题为《疫情当前,公安处置了多少个李文亮》。在这期节目里,跟踪中国网络审查情况的王先生透露,据他根据中国官媒报道、官方网站和私下渠道了解到的信息,新冠疫情在中国爆发刚刚几个星期,各地因在社媒和网络平台因谈论疫情被公安处置的案例已经超过200多个。

据王先生的统计,2020年前6个月,中国至少有546人因谈论新冠疫情遭到惩罚,受惩罚方式有拘留、判刑、传唤、失去工作等。王先生把每个案例当事人的名字和消息来源都发布在美国推特网上。

这其中除了李文亮、北京律师陈秋实和武汉公民方斌、原央视主持人李泽华以外,多数都是无名之辈。被捕的原因多数是因为在社媒上随便议论了新冠疫情,结果祸从口出,被司法机关指责为“散布谣言”、“寻衅滋事”。王先生在8月19号的《网络博弈》节目中表示,这些案例其实都是因言获罪的案子。

任志强批“一尊”入狱获刑18年

2020年的《网络博弈》我们重点报道了一些备受舆论关注的因网络文章而入狱的个案。

一个是中国网络大V、已经退休的原北京市华远集团董事长任志强案。任志强2020年3月中旬失踪后,他的名字在中国网络上成为网络删帖的敏感词。一篇作者署名为“任志强”、批评中国领导人处理新冠病毒肺炎疫情反应的文章在中国全网删除。这篇文章标题为《剥光衣服坚持当皇帝的小丑》,它猛烈抨击中国隐瞒新冠病毒肺炎疫情、官媒虚假宣传吹捧中国领导人、打压民间吹哨人言论,并暗指中国领导人习近平为“剥光了衣服坚持当皇帝的小丑”。

《网络博弈》节目详细报道了这篇文章的内容。2020年9月22日,任志强被以“贪污罪、受贿罪、挪用公款罪、国有公司人员滥用职权罪”获刑18年。

一位旅居美国洛杉矶、笔名为“一剑飘尘”的华人企业家、作家和时事评论人士3月底在推特网上参与联名呼吁中国释放任志强的活动。他在4月1号的《网络博弈》节目中谈到了他为什么支持任志强这样中国体制内的一个知名企业家。

许章润被抓数日,罪名令人哗然

另一个是清华大学法学教授许章润7月6号在北京被捕事件。北京抓许章润的理由是涉嫌“嫖娼”,引起舆论哗然。我们《网络博弈》节目7月8号报道,中国微博、微信和百度上将许章润消息封锁屏蔽。

海外舆论普遍认为,许章润被抓是因为他最近两三年写多篇激烈批评习近平倒行逆施的文章,包括2020年5月21日发表的文章《世界文明大洋上的中国孤舟——全球体系背景下新冠疫情的政治观与文明论》。这篇文章犀利指出新冠疫情使中国在全球处于孤立局面,呼吁中国进行制度改革。这些文章在中国网络上都遭到封禁。许章润7月12号获释。

旅美分析人士秦鹏在2020年7月8号的《网络博弈》节目中表示,中国以“嫖娼”罪名诬陷一个有良心的知识分子,实在令人吃惊。

质疑良心企业家孙大午案评论遭删除

2020年11月11号,中国知名私营企业家、大午农牧集团创办人孙大午被抓,中国社媒上有质疑孙大午公司被警方控制属违法的声音。11月18号,《网络博弈》报道,中国社媒上这类质疑微博遭删除。官方指控大午集团孙大午等人涉嫌寻衅滋事、破坏生产经营等违法犯罪。外界分析,孙大午被抓显示,中国打压有良心的企业家。

《网络博弈》报道了孙大午的被禁文章《面对恐怖你能怎样》一文的内容。把这篇文章翻译成英文的美国的改变中国网站创办人曹雅学女士在《网络博弈》节目中表示,孙大午是中国罕见的、在自己的企业里试图推行民主宪政理念的人,这次被抓部分原因也是因言获罪。

女公民记者张展获刑4年

去年我们的节目还关注了上海女公民记者张展一案。来自陕西、在上海工作的女公民记者张展于5月14号被捕,12月28号在上海被以“寻衅滋事”的罪名判处4年刑期,原因是她在今年2月至5月期间,在遭到中国封禁的美国油管网上发视频,批评武汉隐瞒疫情信息。张展在被关押期间,绝食数月,显示不屈服、不认罪的倔强。

12月30号的《网络博弈》节目以《张展,你好好活着》为题,报道了国际社会对这位37岁的女公民记者的关注,播出了张展2020年2月至5月期间在美国油管网上发出的视频片段。

特朗普致WHO公开信遭微博百分之百删除

中国不仅在网络和社媒上试图消除中国人所写的批评政府的声音,也封锁屏蔽美国政要发表的涉及中国或者针对中国的言论。

美国总统特朗普5月18号发表致世界卫生组织总干事谭德塞的公开信,批评世界卫生组织在新冠疫情信息发布上没有表现出脱离中国影响的独立性,在中国对疫情信息不透明度情况下还表扬中国透明。

《网络博弈》节目6月3号报道,据美国一家舆情公司研究发现,特朗普这封公开信在中国社媒新浪微博上百分之百遭到删除,即网友转发一次,就删除一次。《网络博弈》节目报道了特朗普这篇公开信的全文。《网络博弈》节目还播出了美国一家生物医学信息公司创办人陈贤丰博士关于中国为何删除特朗普总统这封公开信原因的分析。

美国国安官员中文演讲遭删

202年5月4号,中文名字叫“博明”的美国白宫副国家安全顾问马修.波廷格先生在一所大学网络视频研讨会上发表中文视频演讲,谈五四运动的意义和美中关系。介绍这个视频的网友文章在中国微博微信上被封禁。

这个视频在全球华人圈引起轰动,因为他以全新角度谈到五四运动的意义,特别是中国历史书从来不提的中国外交官张鹏春对起草《世界人权宣言》所做出的贡献,令全球华人耳目一新。5月6号的《网络博弈》播出了博明中文演讲片段。

中国是囚禁记者最大监狱

过去一年,《网络博弈》节目及时追踪中国民众翻墙到海外网站表达跟中国官方论调不同观点的情况,包括中国家喻户晓的原央视《实话实说》节目主持人崔永元在中国沉寂1年多之后,于5月初在美国推特网和油管网视频中现身,评论时事,支持出版《方方日记》的方方。

最后,在圣诞节前夕,《网络博弈》节目报道了为什么美国纽约非政府组织保护记者委员会再次把中国称为囚禁记者的最大监狱。经过这个非政府组织证实,截至2020年12月,中国有47位新闻工作者被关押。

监管自由亚洲电台的美国全球媒体总署CEO迈克尔.帕克先生在接受我的采访时表示,中国出现这种情况,并不令人感到吃惊。他鼓励自由亚洲电台听众继续收听我们的节目。

好的,听众朋友,今天的《网络博弈》节目为您总结了过去一年我们播出的节目内容,这些内容是过去一年中国封锁网络和社媒言论审查的记录。

新的一年,我们继续监督中国网络审查状况。

祝各位新年快乐!

世卫与中共秘密协议曝光 “病毒溯源”惹质疑

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世卫与中共秘密协议曝光 “病毒溯源”惹质疑
日内瓦世卫组织总部

【新唐人北京时间2020年11月03日讯】中共病毒在全球肆虐近一年,令各国损失惨重。被指责勾结中共瞒疫的世界卫生组织(WHO),近日召集国际专家与中国专家网络会议,正式启动疫情溯源调查。但有美媒揭露,世卫高层和中共私下达成秘密协议,放弃在关键问题上的调查控制权。

自由亚洲电台2日报导说,世卫组织国际专家组与中国专家日前举行了中共病毒病毒溯源的首次视频交流会,标志着中外联合专家组正式启动对病毒的溯源调查。

调查组计划前往疫情的首个重灾区湖北武汉,但具体时间仍不确定。

世卫组织卫生紧急项目执行主任瑞安(Mike Ryan)10月30日称,这次网络会议是世卫组织在这个“充满了毒性的政治环境”中迈出的重要一步。

所谓的“毒性政治环境”显然是指全球疫情已经被高度政治化的现实。

中共官员在疫情爆发初期隐瞒了真相,使各国丧失了制定防疫措施的宝贵时间,最终导致病毒肆虐全球。但中共当局宣称,它们向国际社会通报了疫情信息。

自由亚洲电台的报导引述消息披露,中共如何控制了世卫组织对病毒源头的调查。该调查是获取内部文件以及对数十名外交官、科学家和公共卫生官员的采访得出的结论。调查中揭露,世卫组织为了获得进入中共开展调查的机会,对北京当局作出了一系列让步。

其中一些从未公开的内部文件说,中共近期批准了一份外部调查人员的名单。作为对中方的回报,世卫组织同意让中方科学家主持关键部分的调查工作,包括国内首批患者和武汉华南海鲜市场在疫情传播中扮演的角色。

文件还显示,世卫国际专家组将审查并“扩充,而不是重复”中方开展的研究。而世卫组织前法律顾问布尔奇(Gian Luca Burci)则称,世卫组织把获准进入中国列为优先事项,但如果对此事刨根问底,他们就会失去软实力。

时政评论人士横河分析说,上述信息充分表明,世卫组织在中国开展的病毒溯源工作就是一场“政治作秀”。意味着世卫组织的溯源调查就是在做一场公关,以此试图减少外界对它的指责,而这家机构对于这项调查没有任何兴趣。

世卫组织(WHO)总干事谭德塞和习近平在北京会面。

根据此前报导,中共病毒疫情去年12月底在武汉爆发,一直在为中共宣传的世卫组织,虽然在去年12月31日已经接获台湾方面的警告,但是直到1月21日,才称该病毒可以人传人。

1月30日,世卫组织宣布该病毒的扩散是“国际关注的突发公共卫生事件”;随后拖了一个半月后,直到3月11日将该疫情定为大流行病。对许多国家来说,WHO的宣布为时已晚。

《BBC》中文网早前在脸书上发布1段影片,盘点WHO总干事谭德塞与中共联合,频频谎报武汉疫情,直致酿成一场世纪大瘟疫。

影片显示,在中国疫情大爆发,湖北省多市被迫封城当天(1月23日),谭德塞公开夸赞中共分享疫情信息非常及时,及时采取相应措施,展现出相当高的透明度。

到1月31日疫情扩散至中国全境,各国急撤侨并发布旅游禁令之后,谭德塞称,世卫反对任何针对中国的旅游及贸易限制。

到2月11日和12日,疫情几乎扩散全球时,谭德塞又接连声称,中国以外的疫情传播可能‘冰山一角’,必须团结对抗病毒,确保疫情不会失控。并把这项病毒视为头号公敌。

2月15日,在德国慕尼黑安全会议上,谭德赛说,中共为世界防控疫情赢得了时间。一下子把中共从祸害世界的病毒发源地变成抗疫第一国。

2月21日,谭德塞说,“中国新增病例持续减少,趋势令人鼓舞。”而各国确诊数字不断攀升。

而在舆论质疑世卫是否该将疫情宣布为“全球大流行 (Pandmic)”时,谭德塞却说,“现在使用大流行一词不符合事实,肯定会引起恐慌。”

直到3月11日,面对全球不断攀升的感染病例及死亡人数,谭德塞终于改口承认,武汉肺炎“全球大流行”。

白宫抗疫小组协调人黛博拉·伯克斯(Deborah Birx)在一次简报会上则说,疫情爆发后,中共通报的数据让其他国家的专家以为这次疫情并不严重。

美联社此前获得知情人士提供的中共内部文件显示, 1月14日,中共卫健委主任马晓伟召开省级卫生官员的秘密电话会议,传达习近平等高层对疫情的指示,并称这次疫情 “严峻且复杂”,有可能发展成为“重大的公共卫生事件”。

在该秘密电话会议后,中共CDC于1月15日在内部启动最高级别的一级应急机制,启动了全国性的防疫计划,开展各项应对措施。但中共当时采取这些举动没有告知公众。

直到1月20日,习近平才针对疫情首次公开发表评论,流行病学专家钟南山才在中共官媒首次宣布该病毒可以在人与人之间传播。

1月28日,谭德塞飞往北京会见习近平,却大赞习“亲自指挥、亲自部署,展示出卓越的领导力”。在谭德塞的宣传下,中共从隐瞒疫情、传播病毒的元凶,变成了抗疫的英雄和模范。

美国参、众两院3月下旬提出一项类似决议,敦促谭德塞不要不切实际地表扬中共政府应对中共病毒的措施。

同时,多名国会议员呼吁谭德塞下台。而透过网路请愿平台要求谭德塞辞去WHO秘书长的连署,全球已经超过百万人支持。

中国共产党掩蓋病毒爆发的事实:時間表

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中國共產黨如何將COVID-19誤認為世界,並利用世界衛生組織作為宣傳手段

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執行摘要

自2019年末出現以來,中華人民共和國及其執政的中國共產黨(CCP)就已經就冠狀病毒對世界產生了欺騙。在這種情況下,共產主義受害者紀念基金會將時間表和事實與中國正在進行的活動進行了比較關于冠狀病毒起源,性質和傳播的虛假宣傳運動。本摘要還說明了世界衛生組織(WHO)如何促進和幫助使中國的虛假主張合法化。

中國欺騙的後果和世界衛生組織的信任現在正在全球範圍內蔓延。通常很難將責任歸屬於負責確保在任何大流行中確保公共衛生的政府和組織,但是冠狀病毒(COVID-19)大流行在本質上是不同的。不管是在中國境內還是境外,對信息的拒絕,徹頭徹尾的捏造以及對人類生命的無視,都令人震驚和無處不在,以致全世界數百萬人感染該病毒,不僅造成可預見的死亡人數,而且是完全可以避免的。

如果中國共產黨採取早期步驟警告世界而不是掩蓋其蔓延,並且如果世界衛生組織只是對中國的主張提出質疑或警告,那麼危害將大大減少。相反,中國的行動和世衛組織的無所作為引發了一場大流行,導致了全球經濟危機和越來越多的人命損失。

為了公正起見,為防止未來再流行,必須通過要求經濟賠償和其他與人權有關的製裁來追究中華人民共和國的責任。中國也應被禁止加入世界衛生組織,而美國納稅人每年也要資助世界衛生組織,因此必須立即進行調查和改革。必須警告媒體,報導中國和世界衛生組織關於這種流行病的說法時,不應進行任何審查或背景調查,以免誤導公眾。

據全球專家稱,共產主義政權已導致全球1億多人死亡。1 目前尚無法確定當前大流行的最終人類死亡人數,但必須包括那些因新型冠狀病毒而喪命和滅亡的人—中國共產黨的受害者及其蓄意無視人類生命和自己的生命國際法律義務。

中國的早期欺騙(11月至1月中旬)

世界首次於2019年12月中旬在中部得知一種神秘的肺炎樣病毒,當時一位海鮮市場的57歲商人報告感到不適並去了一家診所。2  2020年1月9日,該病毒被中華人民共和國當局確認為“新型冠狀病毒”(SARS-CoV-2)。

但是最近的報導表明,第一起病例是在2019年11月17日在中國武漢記錄的-中國仍然不承認這一事實。儘管現成的資料和迅速蔓延爆發,花了兩個多月的中國告訴世界的是,冠狀病毒正在人類之間傳播,它終於承認上月該政權20 3,4 中華人民共和國知道人-於12月下旬向人類傳播,但下令銷毀證據。5 這些信息對於預防全球大流行至關重要。

中國共產黨主席習近平在2月3日表示,他於1月初“提出了預防和控制新型冠狀病毒性肺炎的要求”,但有證據表明,到那時,中國已刻意阻止為製止這種疾病而傳播必要的知識。疾病蔓延。6 值得注意的是,中共採取了早期措施,使中國的科學和衛生界人士無法公開有關該疾病的信息。7 這些行動延遲了世界對新型疾病的理解和應對。

警告冠狀病毒世界的李文亮博士被迫進行自我批評,後來於2020年2月7日死於該病毒。

中華人民共和國同時阻止了美國和世界衛生組織的外部衛生專家獨立核實有關武漢市衛生狀況的數據。對這些行動的最簡單的解釋是,中國正在掩蓋一場重大疫情,這給共產黨領導層帶來了尷尬。中共長期以來一直在國際衛生事務上誤導國際社會,特別是以前爆發過非典和艾滋病。8

到一月中旬,中國官方媒體聲稱該病毒是可以控制的。9 還有其他行動表明中國已經知道其他情況了。從同月開始,中國發起了一場掠奪性全球運動,從北美和歐洲採購醫療用品和設備以緊急運送到中國,這表明該病毒的傳播速度快於中國當局的認識。10 特別注意了個人防護設備,例如呼吸口罩和手套,這意味著中華人民共和國知道冠狀病毒正在人與人之間傳播,儘管它拒絕公開承認這一事實。11

世衛組織還早日意識到人與人之間的傳播。台灣在12月31向該機構強調了這一關切。12 第二天,世衛組織向中國詢問更多信息,但在1月14日,世衛組織仍在報告:“中國當局進行的初步調查未發現明顯的證據表明, -人類傳播。13,14

世衛組織絲毫沒有批評中國拒絕讓其核實中國的數據或竊取全球醫療物資。相反,世衛組織迅速用誇誇其談的方式讚揚中國,甚至稱他們“對正在進行的調查和應對措施的質量感到放心”。15 世衛組織還重申了中華人民共和國的主張,即儘管醫生從患者身上感染了冠狀病毒,但沒有人與人之間傳播的證據。直到1月23日,即中國承認這一事實後的三天,世衛組織一直保持著關於未經證實或有限的人際傳播性質的立場。16

中國造成全球大流行(1月中旬至3月中旬)

到中國官員承認冠狀病毒在人與人之間傳播時(他們已經知道的事實),它已經在亞洲,歐洲和北美傳播。在此期間,據報告中國的感染人數也迅速增加。17 但是,由於中國繼續嚴厲打擊言論自由並阻止獨立醫學調查,中國的感染和死亡人數統計被嚴重低估了。這進一步使世界陷入一種虛假的安全感。

從1月下旬開始,中國的壓迫活動顯著增加。據網民說,它拘留並失踪了獨立的中國記者,驅逐了外國記者,並關閉了某些地區的互聯網。 同時為18個州檢查員提供了從互聯網上刪除更多內容的更多權限。19 中共竭盡全力隱藏不僅在武漢而且在中國各地發生的事情。

許多中國公民冒著生命危險暴露共產黨政權的謊言。在1月下旬和2月初,市民記者陳秋石和營業員方斌在武漢發布了數十幅YouTube視頻,記錄圖像:醫院外面的長隊,悲痛的家庭和行李袋。“在我面前是病毒。邱氏在2月6日失踪前一周在一個視頻中說,我背後是中國的法律和行政權力。20 自2月9日發布他的上一個視頻以來,他再也沒有聽到過他的消息。

中共在國內進行掩蓋後,開始了一場全球虛假宣傳運動。從2月起,中國共產黨官員指責美國最初傳播該病毒,並有意將其種植在武漢。中國還開始將有故障的醫療用品和設備運往國外,其中包括已經收集了一些醫療資源的醫療設備。21 儘管通過保留有關冠狀病毒的重要信息而加劇了日益嚴重的全球危機,但中國仍力圖從地緣政治和經濟上從中受益。

習近平主席於2月初訪問了北京一個社區。(新華社美聯社

在此期間,世界衛生組織繼續吹捧中國的努力並散佈錯誤的數據。儘管直到2月下旬才允許世衛組織團隊進入疫情的中心武漢,但世衛組織官員在1月底讚揚了中國的透明與合作。22 拒絕質疑中國的行動可能會將世界衛生組織宣布全球大流行推遲至2020年3月11日,屆時大多數國家有效保護其公民為時已晚。

世衛組織繼續接受並重複中國的主張,但其他組織已開始承認事實。3月26日,白宮貿易顧問彼得·納瓦羅(Peter Navarro)表示,北京“沒有告訴我們12月初至12月中旬,新型新型冠狀病毒存在人與人之間的傳播危機。這使世界倒退了六個星期。” 23 白宮冠狀病毒特別工作組的Deborah Birx博士在3月31日表示,對這種病毒傳播進行建模的專家“從中國遺失了大量數據”,最引人注目的是在4月2日 ,《紐約時報》 報導自2月初以來,中央情報局就曾警告白宮,中國官員一直在“撒謊關於感染率,檢測和死亡人數的信息。” 24

中國弗洛特國際承諾(進行中)

中國是2005年國際衛生條例(IHR)的簽署國。《國際衛生條例》第6條和第7條特別要求成員國在評估後24小時之內將可能構成“國際關注的突發公共衛生事件”通知世衛組織。未能傳播有關傳染病的可靠信息是違反《國際衛生條例》的行為。25

中華人民共和國違反《條例》是有罪的,因為它沒有在11月和12月通知世衛組織該病毒的爆發。這也使中國醫生保持沉默,這些醫生公開發表了講話,並拒絕了美國疾病控制中心1月6日訪問武漢的提議,並推遲了WHO的流行病學調查援助提議。26 中國共產黨拒絕與國際夥伴合作,從一開始就故意進行掩蓋,儘管這意味著違反了條約義務。

世界衛生組織(WHO)總幹事Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus(Denis Balibouse /路透社

中共在武漢的案件數量繼續低估(可能是驚人的),甚至在3月中旬連續幾天都沒有新案件。中國的許多目擊者對fun儀館的負擔過重,法外處決,以及對信息自由流通的持續鎮壓,都提出了質疑。導致中國繼續誤傳的幾個因素:

  1. 尚未報告新病例。 當地居民對此進行了匯報,衛生專業人員描述了政治壓力,要求匯報好消息,並且不允許新的可能出現COVID-19的患者入院。27
  2. 眾所周知,中文測試套件不可靠。 至少有三個歐洲國家停止使用中國進口的測試,其錯誤率高達80%。28
  3. 無症狀的患者不計算在內。 中華人民共和國文件說,與全球標準相反,無症狀感染不被認為是確診病例。29
  4. 醫療隊被召回武漢。 備受吹捧的醫療隊撤離已悄然暫停,沒有令人滿意的官方解釋。30
  5. 大量的er葬缸。 當地殯儀館正在接受每天2500加骨灰棺材,31 儘管  在武漢中國官方死亡人數為2531。32 每日焚化量是平時的四到五倍。33
  6. 大量未經測試的冠狀病毒受害者。 大量未經證實的冠狀病毒症狀患者已經死亡,其屍體未經檢測就被焚化。34

世衛組織對這些問題保持沉默。它也沒有指出中國明顯違反了《 2005年國際衛生條例》。相反,世衛組織一再稱讚中國的“透明度”,儘管中國共產黨在每個階段都在欺騙和散佈,而且仍在這樣做。世衛組織於2020年4月8日發布的大流行事件時間表忽略了這種情況簡報中包含的許多關鍵事實,並顯示了世衛組織領導層為參加中共掩蓋行動所做的持續努力。

中國撒謊,人民死亡

中共的欺騙給人類造成了巨大的損失,全球有十萬多人因此喪生。整個國家都被關閉,經濟在萎縮,這表明全球危機可能會超過流行病本身。根據英國南安普敦大學的一項研究,如果北京在三週前採取了行動,那麼COVID-19病例的數量將減少95%,其地理範圍將受到嚴重限制,從而可以防止大流行。35

疾病控制和預防中心(CDC)首席副主任Anne Schuchat博士在2020年2月11日的新聞發布會上承認懷疑來自中國的報導不足。en.australia51

中共批評美國的政治體系沒有能力作出有效的反應,儘管美國一直是中國最大的單一國家捐助國,努力遏制COVID-19的擴散,並為美國提供了必要的支持。世衛組織,包括比其他任何國家都更高的資金水平。除了美國在2019年向世衛組織捐款4億美元外,美國36 還為64個國家/地區提供了2.74億美元的應急資金,以協助他們應對流感大流行。

為了對抗美國的領導地位,中國試圖轉移責任,並提高自己的國際地位。值得注意的是,中國也對這種病毒的來源撒謊,中共高級官員和國家控制的媒體都聲稱,美軍對冠狀病毒負責。37

中國還參與了一項全球宣傳運動,向中國爆發的大流行國家提供醫療援助。實際上,中共已將自己描繪成大流行期間的全球救星。然而,其所謂的“口罩外交”已導致向全球運送數千種有缺陷的補給品。包括捷克共和國,西班牙,荷蘭,土耳其,澳大利亞和菲律賓在內的許多國家已經召回了數十萬隻從中國進口的有故障的呼吸面罩和測試套件。更糟糕的是,中國繼續剝奪國際社會最重要的資產來應對和製止該病毒的傳播,即準確的信息。

儘管有證據表明中國提供了有故障的設備,但世界衛生組織仍對中國的援助運動表示讚賞。它再次呼應中國的宣傳路線,使其具有全球信譽,而不是應受到的批評。

政策建議

許多專家建議與中國加強接觸或合作,以解決當前的大流行並防止未來發生類似的危機,但是這種方法無視中共的明確記錄,認為中共是危險的不負責任的行為,對美國和全球健康與安全構成威脅,以及繁榮。40多年來,這都是事實。冠狀病毒大流行僅僅是最新證據。美國政策必鬚根據這種行為模式來製定。

至於世界衛生組織,它一直是“有用的白痴”,毫無疑問地重複了中共的宣傳。這不僅降低了其信譽,而且還導致了肆虐世界的大流行。世衛組織似乎不太可能承認中國在冠狀病毒大流行中的罪魁禍首,更不用說它自己的了。

中國國家主席習近平在武漢拜訪患者和醫護人員。(法新社和蓋蒂圖片社

這種情況需要有力而有原則的回應。美國官員應追求以下政策目標:

  • 美國應努力使中國從世界衛生組織正式加入。將中國視為維護世界健康的平等夥伴,使世衛組織被中國束縛,而無法完成其使命。
  • 美國應努力使台灣加入世界衛生組織,以抵消中國的壓力。事實證明,台灣是應對COVID-19危機的最負責任的國家之一。
  • 美國和其他國家應探索通過法律手段追究中華人民共和國對違反條約義務的責任,並尋求賠償因大流行而造成的經濟損失。
  • 美國應對中國實施更嚴格的製裁,特別是針對其侵犯人權行為的製裁,這在危機的開始和每個階段都促進了冠狀病毒的傳播。
  • 美國應與其他國家合作,要求對在中國武漢爆發的該病毒進行獨立調查。
  • 白宮應成立一個機構間辦公室,專門處理中國和中共的宣傳和外國影響活動。

冠狀病毒CCP掩蓋時間表和WHO合規性

在冠狀病毒大流行的每個階段,中華人民共和國和世界衛生組織的聲明都未能反映現實。共產主義受害者紀念基金會已編制了時間表,顯示了這些公然和危險的差異。

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THE CORONAVIRUS COVER-UP: A TIMELINE

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HOW THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY MISLED THE WORLD ABOUT COVID-19 AND IS USING THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION AS AN INSTRUMENT OF PROPAGANDA

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) and its ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have deceived the world about the coronavirus since its appearance in late 2019. In this situation brief, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation compares the timeline and facts with China’s ongoing disinformation campaign about the coronavirus’ origins, nature, and spread. This brief also demonstrates how the World Health Organization (WHO) has promoted and helped legitimize China’s false claims.

The consequences of China’s deception and the WHO’s credulity are now playing out globally. It is normally difficult to assign culpability to governments and organizations charged with ensuring public health in any pandemic, but the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is materially different. The denial of information, outright fabrications, and disregard for human life—both within and outside of China’s borders—is so shocking and pervasive that the contracting of the virus by millions worldwide and the resultant death toll was not only foreseeable but entirely avoidable.

If the Chinese Communist Party had taken early steps to warn the world instead of covering up its spread, and if the WHO had simply questioned or cautioned against China’s assertions, the harm would have been significantly reduced. Instead, the PRC’s actions and WHO’s inaction precipitated a pandemic, leading to a global economic crisis and a growing loss of human life.

As a matter of justice, and to prevent future pandemics, the PRC must be held accountable through demands for economic reparations and other sanctions pertaining to human rights. China should also be suspended from full membership in the WHO and the WHO, which U.S. taxpayers fund annually, must be subject to immediate investigation and reform. Media organizations reporting on the claims of China and WHO regarding the pandemic without scrutiny or context must be cautioned against misleading the public.

Communist regimes have been responsible for the death of more than 100 million worldwide, according to global experts.1 The final human toll of the current pandemic cannot yet be determined, but those who have perished and will perish from the novel coronavirus must be included in that count—victims of the Chinese Communist Party and its willful disregard for both human life and its own international legal obligations.

CHINA’S EARLY DECEPTION (NOVEMBER – MID-JANUARY)

The world first learned about a mysterious pneumonia-like virus in Central China in mid-December 2019, when a 57-year-old merchant at a seafood market reported feeling ill and visited a clinic.2 On January 9, 2020, the virus was identified by PRC authorities as “a new type of coronavirus” (SARS-CoV-2).

But recent reporting indicates that the first case was recorded in Wuhan, China, on November 17, 2019—a fact still not acknowledged by the PRC. Despite readily available information and a rapidly spreading outbreak, it took more than two months for the PRC to inform the world that the coronavirus was being transmitted among humans, which the regime finally admitted on January 20.3,4 The PRC knew about human-to-human transmission by late December, yet ordered the evidence destroyed.5 Such information was vital to preventing the global pandemic.

Chinese Communist Party Chairman Xi Jinping stated on February 3 that he “made requests for prevention and control of the new coronavirus pneumonia” in early January, but the evidence indicates that by then, the PRC had deliberately prevented the dissemination of knowledge necessary to stop the illness from spreading.6 Notably, the CCP took early measures to silence individuals in China’s scientific and health communities from publicizing information about the disease.7 These actions delayed the world’s understanding of—and response to—the novel illness.

Dr. Li Wenliang who warned the world of coronavirus, was forced to make a self-criticism, and later died from the virus on Feb. 7, 2020.

The PRC simultaneously prevented outside health experts from the United States and the WHO from independently verifying data about the health situation in Wuhan. The simplest explanation for these actions is that the PRC was covering up a major outbreak which was an embarrassment to the communist leadership. The CCP has a long record of misleading the international community on health matters, most notably with previous outbreaks of SARS and AIDS.8

Through the middle of January, Chinese state-run media claimed that the virus was containable.9 Yet other actions indicate the PRC already knew otherwise. Beginning that same month, the PRC activated a predatory global campaign to acquire medical supplies and equipment from North America and Europe for urgent shipment to China—a sign that the virus was spreading faster than Chinese authorities acknowledged.10 Special attention was given to personal protective equipment such as respiratory masks and gloves, meaning the PRC knew that the coronavirus was spreading between humans, though it refused to publicly acknowledge this fact.11

The WHO was also aware of human-to-human transmission at an early date. Taiwan highlighted this concern to the agency on December 31.12 The next day the WHO asked China for more information, but on January 14 the WHO was still reporting that “preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission.13,14

At no point has the WHO criticized China for refusing to let it verify the PRC’s data or for pilfering global medical supplies. Instead, the WHO quickly praised China in glowing terms, even saying they were “reassured of the quality of the ongoing investigations and the response measures.”15 The WHO also repeated the PRC’s claim that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission despite doctors contracting the coronavirus from patients. The WHO maintained its position about the unverified or limited nature of human-to-human transmission until January 23—three days after the PRC admitted the fact.16

CHINA CREATES A GLOBAL PANDEMIC (MID-JANUARY – MID-MARCH)

By the time Chinese officials acknowledged that the coronavirus spread between humans—a fact they already knew—it had already made its way across Asia and to Europe and North America. The reported number of infected people in the PRC also increased rapidly during this time.17 But China’s tally of infections and deaths were severely under-counted, as the PRC continued to crack down on free speech and prevent independent medical investigations. This further lulled the world into a false sense of security.

PRC oppression significantly increased beginning in late January. It detained and disappeared independent Chinese journalists, expelled foreign journalists, and shut down the internet in certain areas, according to netizens.18 State censors were simultaneously given more powers to remove more content from the internet.19 The CCP made every available effort to hide what was happening not only in Wuhan, but across China.

Many Chinese citizens risked their lives exposing the lies of the Communist regime. In late January and early February, Citizen journalist Chen Qiushi and salesperson Fang Bin published dozens of YouTube videos documenting images in Wuhan: long lines outside of hospitals, grieving families, and body bags. “In front of me is the virus. Behind me is China’s legal and administrative power,” Qiushi said in one video a week before his disappearance on February 6. Fang described himself as “a person, just an ordinary person, a silly person who lifted the lid for a second.”20 He has not been heard from since his last video, posted February 9.

In conjunction with its domestic cover-up, the CCP began a global disinformation and propaganda campaign. From February onward, Chinese communist officials accused the United States of initially spreading the virus and intentionally planting it in Wuhan. The PRC also began shipping faulty medical supplies and equipment to foreign countries, including some whose medical resources it had already hoarded.21 Despite contributing to the mounting global crisis by withholding vital information about the coronavirus, the PRC nonetheless sought to benefit from it geopolitically and financially.

President Xi Jinping visits a Beijing neighborhood in early February. (Xinhua via Associated Press)

During this time, the WHO continued to tout Chinese efforts and spread erroneous data. WHO officials praised PRC transparency and cooperation in late January, even though a WHO team was not allowed into Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, until late February.22 Its refusal to question PRC actions likely delayed the WHO’s declaration of a global pandemic until March 11, 2020, by which point it was far too late for most nations to effectively protect their citizens.

The WHO has continued to accept and repeat China’s claims, but others have begun to recognize the truth. On March 26, Peter Navarro, White House Trade Advisor stated that Beijing “did not tell us early to mid-December that there was a crisis of human-to-human transmission with a new novel coronavirus. That has set the world back six weeks.”23 Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House Coronavirus Taskforce stated on March 31 that experts modeling the virus spread “were missing a significant amount of the data” from China, and, most notably, on April 2, The New York Times reported that the Central Intelligence Agency had warned the White House since early February that PRC officials had been “lying about infection rates, testing, and death counts.”24

CHINA FLOUTS INTERNATIONAL COMMITMENTS (ONGOING)

China is a signatory to the 2005 International Health Regulations (IHR). Articles 6 and 7 of the IHR specifically require member states to notify the WHO—within 24 hours of assessment—of any events which may constitute a “public health emergency of international concern.” Failing to disseminate credible information about infectious diseases is a violation of the IHR.25

The PRC is guilty of violating the IHR because it failed to notify the WHO about the outbreak of the virus in November and December. It also silenced Chinese doctors who spoke publicly about it and refused offers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to visit Wuhan on January 6 and delayed offers of epidemic investigation assistance from the WHO.26 The Chinese Communist Party refused to cooperate with international partners and willfully perpetrated a cover-up from the start—even though it meant violating its treaty obligations.

Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Denis Balibouse/Reuters)

The CCP has continued to undercount—likely dramatically—the number of cases in Wuhan, even claiming no new cases for multiple days in a row during mid-March. Such claims are challenged by a number of eyewitness Chinese accounts of overburdened funeral homes, extrajudicial killings, and the continued crackdown on the free flow of information. Several factors point to continued PRC misinformation:

  1. New cases have not been reported. Local residents report this, and health professionals have described political pressure to report good news and not to admit new likely COVID-19 patients to hospitals.27
  2. Chinese test kits are notoriously unreliable. At least three European countries have stopped using imported Chinese tests, which have error rates as high as 80 percent.28
  3. Asymptomatic patients are not counted. PRC documents say that asymptomatic infection is not considered as a confirmed case, contrary to global standards.29
  4. Medical teams were called back to Wuhan. A much-touted medical team withdrawal has been quietly paused, without satisfactory official explanation.30
  5. Large numbers of funerary urns. Local funeral homes are receiving 2,500-plus cinerary caskets a day,31 even though the total official PRC death count in Wuhan is 2,531.32 Daily incineration volume has been four to five times higher than usual.33
  6. High volume of untested coronavirus victims. An unverified number of patients with coronavirus syptoms have died and thier bodies incinerated without testing.34

The WHO remains silent on these issues. Nor has it pointed out the PRC’s apparent violations of the 2005 International Health Regulations. Instead, the WHO has repeatedly praised the PRC’s “transparency”—even though the Chinese Communist Party has deceived and dissembled at every stage and is still doing so. A timeline of pandemic events published by the WHO on April 8, 2020 omits many of the incriminating facts contained in this situation brief and demonstrates the continued efforts of the WHO leadership to participate in the CCP’s coverup.

CHINA LIED, PEOPLE DIED

The Chinese Communist Party’s deception has had a terrible human cost, with more than 100,000 global deaths and counting. Entire countries are shut down and economies are contracting, pointing to a global crisis that will likely outlive the pandemic itself. According to a study by the United Kingdom’s University of Southampton, if Beijing had acted three weeks earlier, the number of COVID-19 cases could have been reduced by 95 percent, and its geographic spread would have been severely limited—thereby preventing a pandemic.35

Dr. Anne Schuchat, Chief Deputy Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admits suspicion of under-reporting from China at a news conference on February 11, 2020. (en.australia51)

The CCP has criticized the United States’ political system as incapable of having an efficient response, even though the U.S. has been the top single-country donor to China in its efforts to counter the spread of COVID-19 and has provided essential support to the WHO, including a higher level of funding than from any other country. In addition to the $400 million contributed by the U.S. to the WHO in 2019,36 the United States also made $274 million of emergency funds available to 64 countries to assist in their pandemic responses.

To counter U.S. leadership, the PRC has attempted to shift blame and shore up its own international standing. Notably, the PRC has also lied about the origin of the virus, with senior CCP officials and state-controlled media outlets claiming that the U.S. Army is responsible for the coronavirus.37

The PRC is also engaged in a global propaganda campaign to provide medical aid to countries suffering from a pandemic that the PRC precipitated. Indeed, the CCP has portrayed itself as the global savior during the pandemic. Yet its so-called “facemask diplomacy” has resulted in the shipment of thousands of defective supplies around the world. Many countries including the Czech Republic, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey, Australia, and the Philippines have recalled hundreds of thousands of faulty respiratory masks and testing kits imported from China. Far worse, China continues to deprive the international community of its most important asset to respond to and stop the spread of the virus—accurate information.

The World Health Organization has praised China’s aid campaign, despite evidence of its delivery of faulty equipment. Once again, it is echoing the PRC’s line of propaganda, giving it global credibility instead of the criticism it deserves.

POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS

Many experts recommend greater engagement or cooperation with the PRC to address the current pandemic and to prevent similar crises in the future, but this approach ignores the clear record of the Chinese Communist Party as dangerously irresponsible and a threat to U.S. and global health and safety, as well as prosperity. This has been true for more than 40 years; the coronavirus pandemic is merely the latest proof. U.S. policy must be formulated in light of this pattern of behavior.

As for the WHO, it has served as a “useful idiot” that repeats CCP propaganda without question. Not only has this diminished its credibility, it has helped cause the pandemic that is wracking the world. It appears unlikely that the WHO will ever acknowledge China’s culpability in the coronavirus pandemic—much less its own.

China’s President Xi Jinping visits patients and healthcare workers in Wuhan. (Agence France-Presse and Getty Images)

The situation demands a strong and principled response. U.S. officials should pursue the following policy objectives:

  • The U.S. should work to suspend the PRC from full membership in the WHO. Treating the PRC as an equal partner in safeguarding world health made the WHO captive to the PRC and less able to accomplish its mission.
  • The U.S. should work toward Taiwan’s admission to the WHO as a counterbalance to the PRC. Taiwan has proven to be one of the most responsible countries in responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
  • The U.S. and other countries should explore using legal means to hold the PRC accountable for violating its treaty obligations and seek reparations for economic damages incurred as a result of the pandemic.
  • The U.S. should enact stronger sanctions on the PRC specifically related to its human rights violations which contributed to the coronavirus’ spread at the very beginning and at every phase of the crisis.
  • The U.S. should cooperate with other countries to demand an independent investigation into the outbreak of the virus in Wuhan, China.
  • The White House should form an inter-agency office specifically to deal with PRC and CCP propaganda and foreign influence operations.

TIMELINE OF CORONAVIRUS CCP COVER-UP AND WHO COMPLICITY

At every stage of the coronavirus pandemic, PRC and WHO statements have failed to reflect reality. The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation has compiled a timeline showing these blatant and dangerous discrepancies.

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“大国战疫”下的罪恶 网民列中共47宗罪

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“大国战疫”下的罪恶 网民列中共47宗罪
图为武汉一家医院的重症监护室

中共病毒(武汉肺炎)疫情扩散全球,中共至今没有为隐瞒疫情引发灾难向世界人民道歉。相反,在中共宣称的“大国战疫”下,发生一幕幕罪恶。有网友通过微博热搜,列出中共47宗罪。

4月3日,品葱网上的一篇文章的作者称,中共罪行罄竹难书,通过2020年1月—3月的微博热搜,从各大新闻网站搜集了中共自肺炎疫情爆发以来的各种表现,列出中共在武汉肺炎疫情中所犯下的的47宗罪。

1.隐瞒疫情,所有疫情信息不透明,包括感染人数、死亡人数、死亡率等。

2.惩戒8位吹哨人,阻止他们向外界传递关于疫情的消息。

3.华南海鲜市场贩卖珍稀野生动物十数余年,疫情发生后负责人销声匿迹,至今不见踪影。

4.在已知病毒人传人的情况下,武汉政府仍然执意举办万家宴,百步亭社区管委会自1月25日后停摆。

5.武汉市政府办公厅公务用车鄂A0260W免费提领武汉红十字会物资。生活物资、医疗物资先供领导,普通百姓民不聊生,3月3日汉阳黄金口一对孤寡老人没有食物双双跳楼。

6.武汉多家医院医护人员被迫对外求助,协和医生在武汉国博乞讨式求医疗物资,广东医护借柳叶刀发文公开吁国际援助

7.武汉政府凌晨2点告知民众他们会在10点封城,导致五百万人逃离,病毒四散全球。

8.文革式防疫手段风行。孝感戴有“红袖章”的防疫人员闯入私人住宅砸烂麻将桌,殴打户主儿子;咸宁市则有年轻男子坐电单车没戴口罩,被村干部发现后绑在树上。

9.封城之后超市断货物资匮乏,商家坐地起价。

10.中国红十字会贪污,扣押救援物资,民间发起捐助物资遭阻拦,武汉市委书记称捐款、捐赠物资只能通过红十字会。

11.疑似患者无法做核酸检测,死于家中,无人处理。

12.媒体编造李文亮医生死亡时间。

13.微信大批量封号,言论封锁,微博热搜出现“我要言论自由”,随后被删。

14.言论封锁,白色恐怖,“李文亮遗孀等待调查结果”报导遭全网删除,“疫情发哨人”专访遭下架,“疫情50天中国人承受媒体死亡代价”遭删…

15.自1月28日在北京大会堂会见世卫总干事以来,习近平消失7天。

16.中共驱逐美国三大媒体。

17.政府忽视其他病患,大量肺炎以外患者得不到有效救治而痛苦去世。

18.城管抢业主买下的菜,爱心蔬菜被当垃圾。

19.武汉职校宿舍被征用,学生物品遭丢弃。

20.地方政府抢口罩,重庆口罩被大理拦截。

21.官媒恶意误导群众,造谣双黄连治病奇效,导致民众连夜抢购。

22.任志强、陈秋实、方斌、李泽华、张文斌等多人被消失,至今生死不明。

23.女性侮辱,“九个月孕妇、流产护士支援前线”,护士被剃头。

24.监狱管理信息不透明,病亡人数无从得知。

25.“李文亮事件调查结果”只惩处基层民警,相关领导安然无恙。

26.云南临沧市强迫学生喝中药“大锅药”,三至六岁幼童必须每天喝。一临沧幼儿园要求学生每天上传喝药的图片,有学生喝药后出现拉肚子,头晕等症状。

27.武汉城管群殴配送店员。

28.天津拾荒老人被殴打。

29.大国战役出版,歌颂党的领导;湖南推出儿歌“方舱医院真神奇”,文革样板戏诈尸。

30.武汉市委书记王忠林要求在全市推广感恩教育,听党话、跟党走,形成强大正能量。

31.福建隔离酒店倒塌案致29死42伤。

32.政府用垃圾车运送生活物资。

33.火神山医院377名工人被隔离,既回不了家,政府还切断他们的补助,生活陷入困境;雷神山医院农民工遭剥削打压,工人薪金是国家原定工资六分之一。

34.中共克扣医护人员、农民工、志愿者工资。

35.湖北遭遇全国性歧视,黄梅九江爆发冲突,湖北民工在深圳流落街头。

36.国务院副总理孙春兰视察武汉一社区,社区民众高喊“全部都是假的”。

37.习近平视察武汉,警察进入平民家中监控。

38.珠海拱北口岸商户罢市要求减租遭喷辣椒水。

39.华人捐赠物资被卖回美国。

40.政治性解封,病人出方舱后在酒店隔离时死亡,出院病患复阳率、传染性不明,无症状传染者信息不明。

41.中共不断输出劣质品,贩卖别国假冒伪劣医疗物资,华春莹“我们收到别国援助物资里也有不合格的”。

42.战螂外交部:甩锅武肺起源地,炮制美国阴谋论。

43.制造仇视、排外言论,煽动民族情绪,激化中国与海外矛盾。

44.不允许台湾加入WHO。

45.贿赂世卫,官员,谭德塞为中共站台误导全球,WHO变CHO。

46.外国人隔离期间享受超国民待遇。

47.雷神山庆功,丧事喜办。

The CCP’s crimes are endless,but Ithink it is necessary to sort out the crimes they committed in Wuhan CCPvirus.I collected the mistakes and crimes made by the Chinese Communist Nazi since the outbreak of Wuhan CCPvirus through the Weibo hot search and major news websites from January to March.I don’t believe that the Internet has no memory.

1.Chinese Communist Nazi concealed the epidemic at first,and all information on the epidemic was opaque,including the number of infections,deaths,and mortality rates.

2.Chinese Communist Nazi punished eight whistlers and prevented them from relaying news of the infectious disease

3.Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market had been selling wild animals for more than ten years.

The person in charge of this market disappeared after the outbreak of CCPvirus,and no trace has been found so far.

4.Even if the Wuhan government has already known the virus is transmitted from person to person,they still insisted on organizing Wanjia banquet.The work of Baibuting Community Management Committee had paralyzed after January 25.

5.The official car of the Wuhan Municipal Government Office A0260W collected medical supplies of Wuhan Red Cross for free.Living and medical supplies were provided for the leaders first.The people have no way to make aliving.On March 3,a pair of elderly people in Huangjinkou,Hanyang jumped off the building due to alack of food.

6.Medical staff in several hospitals in Wuhan were desperate to ask for help.On January 31,Xiehe’s doctors begged Red Cross staff to provide medical supplies at Wuhan International Expo Center.Guangdong medical staff published an article on Lancet calling for international assistance.

7.The Wuhan government informed the public at 2am that they would quarantine the city at 10 am,which caused 5million people to flee and the virus scattered around the world.

8.Cultural Revolution-style epidemic prevention is popular.In Xiaogan,epidemic prevention officers broke into aprivate house and smashed aMahjong table,assaulted the homeowner’s son.In Xianning,village officials found ayoung man riding amotorcycle without amask.In order to punish the man,some local village cadres tied the man to atree.

9.After the city was closed,supermarkets were out of stock and lacked supplies for days.Merchants raised prices for food and medical supplies

10.The Chinese Red Cross has severely corrupted and seized relief supplies from all over the world.Unofficial rescue&donation platforms were blocked by the Red Cross.Secretary of the Wuhan Municipal Party Committee said that donations and materials can only be passed through the Red Cross

11.Patients suspected of being infected could not be tested for the virus,many people died at home,and the bodies were left untreated

12.Media fabricated Dr Li Wenliang’s death time

13.Wechat blocked alarge number of accounts,and ahashtag of”I want the freedom of speech”appeared on Weibo,which was subsequently deleted.

14.White Terror and The Censorship of Speech.Report of”Li Wenliang’s widow awaiting the investigation on Li Wenliang’s death”was deleted across the network,different editions of the article”The person who distributed whistles”was removed,”The 50th day of the epidemic,Chinese bear the cost of media’s death”was deleted,etc.

15.Xi Jinping disappeared for 7days since meeting with WHO Director-General at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on January 28.

16.Chinese Communist Nazi expelled US journalists.

17.The government ignored other patients,and alarge number of patients with severe illness died painfully without effective treatment

18.Urban management officers grabbed the vegetables and meat bought by the residential property owners,and vegetables donated by other provinces were treated as garbage.

19.Dormitories of multiple vocational colleges in Wuhan have been requisitioned by the government,and student belongings have been discarded as trash.

20.Some local governments in China grabbed and stole masks bought by other municipal governments,Chongqing masks were intercepted by Dali city government officials

21.China official media maliciously misled the masses,creating rumours that Shuanghuanglian’s cure was so effective that it led to mass purchases overnight

22.Ren Zhiqiang,Chen Qiushi,Fang Bin,Li Zehua,Zhang Wenbin,and many others were disappeared,so far their lives and deaths are unknown

23.Female insult.“a nine-month pregnant woman and an abortion nurse supported the frontline”as official propaganda machines encourage this behaviour.In order to support the front line,the female nurses of the Gansu medical team shaved their hairs all together,while male nurses didn’t do that.

24.Prison management information is opaque,and the number of infected and dead is unknown

25.”Results of Li Wenliang Incident Investigation”only punish the grassroots policemen,and relevant leaders are safe and sound.

26.The officials of Lincang City,Yunnan Province forced students to drink Chinese traditional herbal medicine.Children aged three to six had to drink it every day.A kindergarten in Lincang required students to upload pictures of drinking herbal medicine every day.Some students experienced diarrhoea and dizziness after taking herbal medicine.

27.Wuhan urban management officers assaulted astaff member who distributed food.

28.Tianjin’s old scavengers were beaten by the urban management team.

29.The political propaganda book”China combating COVID-19 in 2020″was published and on sale,which mainly eulogizes the leadership of CCP;People of literary and art circles in Hunanhave created achildren’s song”The Fangcang Shelter Hospitals are so fucking amazing”,it seems like the Cultural Revolution Model Drama revived in ahorrific way.

30.The secretary of the Wuhan Municipal Party Committee Wang Zhonglin called for the promotion of gratitude education throughout the city.He said that Wuhan people have to listen to CCP and follow CCP’s rules in order to form strong positive energies.

31.A hotel in Fujian used to isolate patients with Wuhan CCPviruscollapsed,causing 29 deaths and 42 injuries.

32.Government transported living materials used by garbage trucks

33.377 workers at Huoshenshan Hospital were quarantined and were unable to return to their homes.The government also cut off their subsidies,making their lives difficult;Migrant workers in Leishenshan Hospital were exploited and suppressed by government officials,the workers only received one-sixth of the wages originally stipulated by the state.

34.The Chinese Communist Party withheld the salaries of medical staff,migrant workers and volunteers.

35.Hubei encountered national discrimination,conflict broke out in Huangmei county and Jiujiang city,and Hubei migrant workers lived on the streets in Shenzhen.

36.Sun Chunlan,Vice Premier of the State Council,inspected acommunity in Wuhan,and the people of the community shouted”All are fake”

37.The police entered the civilians’private homes to monitor people’s behaviour when Xi Jinping visited Wuhan

38.Merchants at Zhuhai Gongbei Port struck for arent reduction and were sprayed with chilli water by policemen

39.Ethnic Chinese donated materials were sold back to the United States

40.Political unblocking.Some patients died when they were isolated in the hotel after leaving Fangcang shelter hospitals.The RP rate and infectivity of patients discharged from the hospital are unknown,and the information of asymptomatic patients is unknown as well.

41.The CCP continues to export inferior medical supplies and sell counterfeit medical supplies in other countries.While Hua Chunying said,”We also received unqualified medical materials from other countries”

42.CCP Piece of Shit Ministry of Foreign Affairs concocted the American conspiracy theory,saying that the United States is the origin of Wuhan CCPvirus

43.CCP Piece of Shit Ministry of Foreign Affairs and CCP propaganda machines create hatred and xenophobia,inciting national populism and intensifying conflicts between China and overseas.

44.CCP does not allow Taiwan to join the WHO

45.The Chinese Communist Party bribed the officials of WHO,Tan Desai’s wrong judgment misleads global epidemic prevention.WHO=CHO

46.Foreigners enjoy excessively superior treatment during their isolation in China

47.The local leaders held acelebration ceremony in Leishenshan Hospital,ignoring that Wuhan CCPvirus has already killed tens of thousands of people in this country due to the faults made by these leaders,in the meantime the world is suffering pains and deaths caused by Wuhan CCPvirus.What they did is aCCP tradition,we call it“Treat afuneral as awedding ceremony,Take the pains of others as ajoke”.

China didn’t warn public of likely pandemic for 6 key days

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In the six days after top Chinese officials secretly determined they likely were facing a pandemic from a new coronavirus, the city of Wuhan at the epicenter of the disease hosted a mass banquet for tens of thousands of people; millions began traveling through for Lunar New Year celebrations.

President Xi Jinping warned the public on the seventh day, Jan. 20. But by that time, more than 3,000 people had been infected during almost a week of public silence, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press and expert estimates based on retrospective infection data.

Six days.

That delay from Jan. 14 to Jan. 20 was neither the first mistake made by Chinese officials at all levels in confronting the outbreak, nor the longest lag, as governments around the world have dragged their feet for weeks and even months in addressing the virus.

But the delay by the first country to face the new coronavirus came at a critical time — the beginning of the outbreak. China’s attempt to walk a line between alerting the public and avoiding panic set the stage for a pandemic that has infected more than 2 million people and taken more than 133,000 lives.

“This is tremendous,” said Zuo-Feng Zhang, an epidemiologist at the University of California, Los Angeles. “If they took action six days earlier, there would have been much fewer patients and medical facilities would have been sufficient. We might have avoided the collapse of Wuhan’s medical system.”

Other experts noted that the Chinese government may have waited on warning the public to stave off hysteria, and that it did act quickly in private during that time.

But the six-day delay by China’s leaders in Beijing came on top of almost two weeks during which the national Center for Disease Control did not register any cases from local officials, internal bulletins obtained by the AP confirm. Yet during that time, from Jan. 5 to Jan. 17, hundreds of patients were appearing in hospitals not just in Wuhan but across the country.

It’s uncertain whether it was local officials who failed to report cases or national officials who failed to record them. It’s also not clear exactly what officials knew at the time in Wuhan, which only opened back up last week with restrictions after its quarantine.

But what is clear, experts say, is that China’s rigid controls on information, bureaucratic hurdles and a reluctance to send bad news up the chain of command muffled early warnings. The punishment of eight doctors for “rumor-mongering,” broadcast on national television on Jan. 2, sent a chill through the city’s hospitals.

“Doctors in Wuhan were afraid,” said Dali Yang, a professor of Chinese politics at the University of Chicago. “It was truly intimidation of an entire profession.”

Without these internal reports, it took the first case outside China, in Thailand on Jan. 13, to galvanize leaders in Beijing into recognizing the possible pandemic before them. It was only then that they launched a nationwide plan to find cases — distributing CDC-sanctioned test kits, easing the criteria for confirming cases and ordering health officials to screen patients. They also instructed officials in Hubei province, where Wuhan is located, to begin temperature checks at transportation hubs and cut down on large public gatherings. And they did it all without telling the public.

The Chinese government has repeatedly denied suppressing information in the early days, saying it immediately reported the outbreak to the World Health Organization.

“Those accusing China of lacking transparency and openness are unfair,” foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Wednesday when asked about the AP story.

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The documents show that the head of China’s National Health Commission, Ma Xiaowei, laid out a grim assessment of the situation on Jan. 14 in a confidential teleconference with provincial health officials. A memo states that the teleconference was held to convey instructions on the coronavirus from President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and Vice Premier Sun Chunlan, but does not specify what those instructions were.

“The epidemic situation is still severe and complex, the most severe challenge since SARS in 2003, and is likely to develop into a major public health event,” the memo cites Ma as saying.

The National Health Commission is the top medical agency in the country. In a faxed statement, the Commission said it had organized the teleconference because of the case reported in Thailand and the possibility of the virus spreading during New Year travel. It added that China had published information on the outbreak in an “open, transparent, responsible and timely manner,” in accordance with “important instructions” repeatedly issued by President Xi.

Full Coverage: Virus Outbreak

The documents come from an anonymous source in the medical field who did not want to be named for fear of retribution. The AP confirmed the contents with two other sources in public health familiar with the teleconference. Some of the memo’s contents also appeared in a public notice about the teleconference, stripped of key details and published in February.

Under a section titled “sober understanding of the situation,” the memo said that “clustered cases suggest that human-to-human transmission is possible.” It singled out the case in Thailand, saying that the situation had “changed significantly” because of the possible spread of the virus abroad.

“With the coming of the Spring Festival, many people will be traveling, and the risk of transmission and spread is high,” the memo continued. “All localities must prepare for and respond to a pandemic.”

In the memo, Ma demanded officials unite around Xi and made clear that political considerations and social stability were key priorities during the long lead-up to China’s two biggest political meetings of the year in March. While the documents do not spell out why Chinese leaders waited six days to make their concerns public, the meetings may be one reason.

“The imperatives for social stability, for not rocking the boat before these important Party congresses is pretty strong,” says Daniel Mattingly, a scholar of Chinese politics at Yale. “My guess is, they wanted to let it play out a little more and see what happened.”

In response to the teleconference, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Beijing initiated the highest-level emergency response internally, level one, on Jan. 15. It assigned top CDC leaders to 14 working groups tasked with getting funds, training health workers, collecting data, doing field investigations and supervising laboratories, an internal CDC notice shows.

The National Health Commission also distributed a 63-page set of instructions to provincial health officials, obtained by the AP. The instructions ordered health officials nationwide to identify suspected cases, hospitals to open fever clinics, and doctors and nurses to don protective gear. They were marked “internal” — “not to be spread on the internet,” “not to be publicly disclosed.”

In public, however, officials continued to downplay the threat, pointing to the 41 cases public at the time.

“We have reached the latest understanding that the risk of sustained human-to-human transmission is low,” Li Qun, the head of the China CDC’s emergency center, told Chinese state television on Jan. 15. That was the same day Li was appointed leader of a group preparing emergency plans for the level one response, a CDC notice shows.

On Jan. 20, President Xi issued his first public comments on the virus, saying the outbreak “must be taken seriously” and every possible measure pursued. A leading Chinese epidemiologist, Zhong Nanshan, announced for the first time that the virus was transmissible from person to person on national television.

If the public had been warned a week earlier to take actions such as social distancing, mask wearing and travel restrictions, cases could have been cut by up to two-thirds, one paper later found. An earlier warning could have saved lives, said Zhang, the doctor in Los Angeles.

However, other health experts said the government took decisive action in private given the information available to them.

“They may not have said the right thing, but they were doing the right thing,” said Ray Yip, the retired founding head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s office in China. “On the 20th, they sounded the alarm for the whole country, which is not an unreasonable delay.”

If health officials raise the alarm prematurely, it can damage their credibility — “like crying wolf” —and cripple their ability to mobilize the public, said Benjamin Cowling, an epidemiologist at the University of Hong Kong.

The delay may support accusations by President Donald Trump that the Chinese government’s secrecy held back the world’s response to the virus. However, even the public announcement on Jan. 20 left the U.S. nearly two months to prepare for the pandemic.

During those months, Trump ignored the warnings of his own staff and dismissed the disease as nothing to worry about, while the government failed to bolster medical supplies and deployed flawed testing kits. Leaders across the world turned a blind eye to the outbreak, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling for a strategy of “herd immunity” — before falling ill himself. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro sneered at what he called “a little cold.”

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The early story of the pandemic in China shows missed opportunities at every step, the documents and AP interviews reveal. Under Xi, China’s most authoritarian leader in decades, increasing political repression has made officials more hesitant to report cases without a clear green light from the top.

“It really increased the stakes for officials, which made them reluctant to step out of line,” said Mattingly, the Yale professor. “It made it harder for people at the local level to report bad information.”

Doctors and nurses in Wuhan told Chinese media there were plenty of signs that the coronavirus could be transmitted between people as early as late December. Patients who had never been to the suspected source of the virus, the Huanan Seafood Market, were infected. Medical workers started falling ill.

But officials obstructed medical staff who tried to report such cases. They set tight criteria for confirming cases, where patients not only had to test positive, but samples had to be sent to Beijing and sequenced. They required staff to report to supervisors before sending information higher, Chinese media reports show. And they punished doctors for warning about the disease.

As a result, no new cases were reported for almost two weeks from Jan. 5, even as officials gathered in Wuhan for Hubei province’s two biggest political meetings of the year, internal China CDC bulletins confirm.

During this period, teams of experts dispatched to Wuhan by Beijing said they failed to find clear signs of danger and human-to-human transmission.

“China has many years of disease control, there’s absolutely no chance that this will spread widely because of Spring Festival travel,” the head of the first expert team, Xu Jianguo, told Takungpao, a Hong Kong paper, on Jan. 6. He added there was “no evidence of human-to-human transmission” and that the threat from the virus was low.

The second expert team, dispatched on Jan. 8, similarly failed to unearth any clear signs of human-to-human transmission. Yet during their stay, more than half a dozen doctors and nurses had already fallen ill with the virus, a retrospective China CDC study published in the New England Journal of Medicine would later show.

The teams looked for patients with severe pneumonia, missing those with milder symptoms. They also narrowed the search to those who had visited the seafood market — which was in retrospect a mistake, said Cowling, the Hong Kong epidemiologist, who flew to Beijing to review the cases in late January.

In the weeks after the severity of the epidemic became clear, some experts accused Wuhan officials of intentionally hiding cases.

“I always suspected it was human-to-human transmissible,” said Wang Guangfa, the leader of the second expert team, in a Mar. 15 post on Weibo, the Chinese social media platform. He fell ill with the virus soon after returning to Beijing on Jan. 16.

Wuhan’s then-mayor, Zhou Xianwang, blamed national regulations for the secrecy.

“As a local government official, I could disclose information only after being authorized,” Zhou told state media in late January. “A lot of people didn’t understand this.”

As a result, top Chinese officials appear to have been left in the dark.

“The CDC acted sluggishly, assuming all was fine,” said a state health expert, who declined to be named out of fear of retribution. “If we started to do something a week or two earlier, things could have been so much different.”

It wasn’t just Wuhan. In Shenzhen in southern China, hundreds of miles away, a team led by microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung used their own test kits to confirm that six members of a family of seven had the virus on Jan. 12. In an interview with Caixin, a respected Chinese finance magazine, Yuen said he informed CDC branches “of all levels,” including Beijing. But internal CDC numbers did not reflect Yuen’s report, the bulletins show.

When the Thai case was reported, health authorities finally drew up an internal plan to systematically identify, isolate, test, and treat all cases of the new coronavirus nationwide.

Wuhan’s case count began to climb immediately — four on Jan. 17, then 17 the next day and 136 the day after. Across the country, dozens of cases began to surface, in some cases among patients who were infected earlier but had not yet been tested. In Zhejiang, for example, a man hospitalized on Jan. 4 was only isolated on Jan. 17 and confirmed positive on Jan. 21. Shenzhen, where Yuen had earlier found six people who tested positive, finally recorded its first confirmed case on Jan. 19.

The Wuhan Union Hospital, one of the city’s best, held an emergency meeting on Jan. 18, instructing staff to adopt stringent isolation — still before Xi’s public warning. A health expert told AP that on Jan. 19, she toured a hospital built after the SARS outbreak, where medical workers had furiously prepared an entire building with hundreds of beds for pneumonia patients.

“Everybody in the country in the infectious disease field knew something was going on,” she said, declining to be named to avoid disrupting sensitive government consultations. “They were anticipating it.”

英政府因中共隱瞞疫情要清算 或解約華為

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英政府因中共隱瞞疫情要清算 或解約華為

英國內閣大臣戈夫(Michael Gove)在媒體公開表示,中共政權應該為英國沒有及時展開大規模測試負責,這可能導致兩國之間外交緊張加劇。

【大紀元2020年03月29日訊】(大紀元記者徐簡綜合報導)英國媒體報導,英國政府對中共隱瞞信息的作法感到憤怒,表示疫情過後一定要對中共進行清算,並說如果中共一意孤行,中共政權將會淪為國際上的「惡棍國家」。

近日,英國感染中共病毒(武漢病毒,新冠狀病毒)的患者激增,王子、首相和部長也不能倖免。

內閣大臣戈夫:中共隱瞞信息 殃及英國

英國內閣大臣戈夫(Michael Gove)在媒體上公開表示,中共政權應該為英國沒有及時展開大規模測試負責,這可能導致兩國之間外交緊張加劇。

戈夫在BBC的安德魯·馬爾(Andrew Marr)節目中被問到,中國12月份就知道了第一例中共病毒案例,但英國卻為何沒進行足夠的測試?戈夫說,因為中方關於病毒的報導沒有說清楚這種流行病的「規模、性質和傳染性」。

此前川普總統也譴責過中共隱瞞信息,拖延告知國際社會,「我希望它們能早些告訴我們,因為這樣我們可以及早提出解決方案」,川普說,「我們的專家就會有多3、4個月的時間做準備,但是他們和其他人一樣,看報紙上的報導才知道這件事。」

疫情結束後 英政府要清算中共

《星期日郵報》也對英國內政大臣進行採訪,據悉約翰遜(Boris Johnson)的政府對中共政權大為惱火,他們指責中共傳播虛假信息,偽造患者數量,據悉這可能導致約翰遜放棄跟中資華為的5G交易。

該報援引三名憤怒的英國官員的話,其中一人說,疫情過後,要跟中共通過外交途徑解決。第二位不願透露姓名的官員說,「當然,現在的重中之重是應對這場危機,但每個人都知道,疫情結束後,就要跟中共清算。」

而第三位不願透露姓名的官員則說,英國政府的「憤怒達到最高點」。 還有官員說,「如果中共不改變作法,他們將真正地成為『惡棍國家』(Pariah State,被排斥的、被蔑視的國家)。」

英國政府憤怒的內容包括:中共隱瞞和掩蓋中國病患的真實數據,據英國的科學界和醫療界專家估計,中國真實的病患數字是目前中共自稱數字的15倍到40倍。截止今天,中共僅匯報了8萬1千多案例,還有最近讓世人瞠目結舌的「歸零」報告。

其次,英國官員認為,中共正在通過向其它歐洲國家提供所謂的「援助」,來擴大其國際影響力。

另外中共近日企圖把傳播病毒的責任推卸給美國,英國首相府對於這種甩鍋的做法感到憤怒。對於中共稱美軍代表團把病毒帶到武漢,英國政府的消息人士說:「一場讓人作嘔的假信息宣傳活動正在進行,這讓人無法接受。他們(中共政府)知道他們的做法非常錯誤,但是他們不承認錯誤,而是散布謊言。」

英政府或考慮停止與華為合作

據《星期日郵報》報導,英國首相約翰遜身邊的政治盟友透露,中共在中共病毒疫情期間的表現將最終促使英國重新考慮英中關係。

約翰遜曾在給華為「開綠燈」的問題上一意孤行,激怒了英國的主要盟友美國,也讓很多保守黨內的議員非常氣憤。

《星期日郵報》援引一位位高權重的內閣大臣的話說:「我們不能袖手旁觀,放任中共因為想要隱瞞(疫情)而毀了世界經濟,然後像什麼都沒有發生過一樣。

「我們不僅允許華為這樣的公司進入我們的經濟,而且還成為我們基礎設施的關鍵部分。」他譴責道,「這需要我們緊急對(華為等中資項目)進行審查,任何依賴中國供應鏈的、具有戰略意義的基礎設施必須得到緊急審查。

中國正散佈假新聞 想令全球忘記中共隱瞞疫情

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源自中國的武漢肺炎已成全球災難。法國學者波恩達茲(Antoine Bondaz)日前接受瑞士《時報》(Le Temps)專訪指出,就在歐美深陷武漢肺炎之際,中國正在利用全球疫情重建形象,散佈「在科學上站不住腳」的陰謀論及假新聞,企圖讓世界忘記中國的錯誤,並滿足自身利益。他感嘆:「車諾比事件加速蘇聯改革;但在中國,疫情只強化習近平政權的統治」,也呼籲歐洲政府反思對中國的依賴。

策略研究基金會(FRS)研究員與巴黎政治學院(Sciences Po)教授波恩達茲19日受訪指出,中國選在這個時間點透過假新聞等方式,進行大規模國際宣傳的原因,就是要讓人忘記中國應為疫情大流行負責的這件事。
 
文章開頭描述中國近日的外交行動,包括中國外交部發言人趙立堅曾在官方推特發布,有關武漢肺炎是由美軍帶到武漢的言論,及中國官媒甚至再三強調:「對於病毒起源仍有不同看法,這個科學問題需要專業調查。」
 
波恩達茲表示,中國對內與對外宣傳的目的有2個,就是拒絕認錯與淡化失誤。一開始是把錯誤歸咎於地方官員,接著又散布「在科學上站不住腳」的陰謀論,亦即中國說「病毒是美國陰謀」這件事是沒有科學根據的;中國同時刻意淡化他們當初因言論審查、壓制輿論(如:把通報疫情的共產黨員李文亮等人,抹黑成「造謠八君子」),而導致太晚通報的錯誤。
 
中國也企圖透過捐贈義大利、法國等國來強化其論述。然而波恩達茲提醒,雖然應該感謝捐贈物資,但其實中國在2月中也收到來自法國等歐洲政府與企業的大量捐助。他說:「歐洲捐贈武漢是為了救助而非名聲;但中國卻相反,中國媒體大肆報導中國的捐贈,還製造假消息說義大利民眾在陽台高聲讚頌中國。」
 
波恩達茲分析,中國的宣傳策略有3個政治目的。第一,重建「受到疫情動搖」的統治正當性。第二,向發展中國家展示,中國是一個不可或缺的夥伴。第三,向國際炫耀「中國治理模式」,並表示這模式比西方模式更有效率。然而波恩達茲接著強調:「不要忘了,台灣與南韓等『民主國家』,也都成功處理危機。」
 
在經濟層面上,波恩達茲表示,全球化增強各國對中國的依賴,特別是策略性產業。中國非常不希望看到類似的探討(武漢肺炎)聲浪在歐洲出現。他說:「如今我們看到許多醫療器材、藥品原料、病毒試劑等都掌握在中國手裡。醫療產業是策略產業,未來應該要將部分產線移回歐洲。南韓已經這麼做了。」
 
不過波恩達茲也表示,歐洲封城使得經濟活動停止,不只面對中國將占劣勢,甚至未來在生產端也可能會比印度、印尼或巴西等疫情較不嚴重的國家更不具國際競爭力。
 
波恩達茲提到,中國正趁歐洲自顧不暇時進軍特定市場。例如華為正向歐洲各醫院提供優化網路的服務;阿里巴巴也試圖提供醫院雲端服務,以讓醫療人員可以透過人臉識別進行遠端影像問診等。
 
被問及武漢肺炎疫情可否喻為中國版的車諾比事件時,波恩達茲直言:「車諾比揭露蘇維埃體制的缺點並加速蘇聯改革;但在中國,這次事件只強化習近平政權的統治。習近平很快地控制政治風波,並把這場危機當作強化內外部的機會。」
 
專訪最後波恩達茲指出,在首要之務的公共衛生危機解除後,必將面對因疫情開啟的國際政治新局。希望歐洲政府能找到策略性視野,「不僅分析我們所犯的錯,更分析中國危機發生的真正原因、我們對中國的(過度)經濟依賴,以及中國利用疫情進行宣傳的動機」。