Some might be wondering why the Chinese are spending so much of their time and energy on American backlash, you are about to get your answer. There is a think tank connected to the Chinese intelligence services and they are here to offer important insights. This think tank has already come to a fairly obvious conclusion: this is the most backlash that the Chinese have experienced in some time.
The Ministry of State Security presented the report to leaders in Beijing last month. President Xi Jinping has also seen the report. The 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square is the last time that anti-Chinese sentiment was this high. The United States is leading the charge, as many citizens and leaders are blaming the Chinese for the coronavirus pandemic.
The report, presented early last month by the Ministry of State Security to top Beijing leaders including President Xi Jinping, concluded that global anti-China sentiment is at its highest since the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, the sources said.
As a result, Beijing faces a wave of anti-China sentiment led by the United States in the aftermath of the pandemic and needs to be prepared in a worst-case scenario for armed confrontation between the two global powers, according to people familiar with the report’s content, who declined to be identified given the sensitivity of the matter.
The report was drawn up by the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), a think tank affiliated with the Ministry of State Security, China’s top intelligence body.
The report went on to warn the Chinese about the possibility of a confrontation between the United States and the Chinese. The think tank that issued the report is known as the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations. They are widely considered to be the top intelligence body that China has to offer.
For their part, China has had a very strong reaction whenever the role that they have played during the coronavirus pandemic is brought up. They do not believe that they are responsible for what has taken place. Australia threatened to launch their own investigation into the origins of the virus and China reacted harshly.
A Chinese ambassador threatened the nation with a boycott and that seemed to put a stop to the idea. These are not the actions of a nation that is innocent. They have been actively working to suppress the spread of information ever since the virus started to make its way around the globe.
Australia was even accused of “parroting” the United States when it comes to the investigation inquiry. This theory does not hold very much water. Nations all over the world are being forced to deal with the issues that are caused by the virus. Why would any of these countries need the United States to tell them how to feel about it?
China has accused Australia of parroting the United States in its call for an inquiry independent of the World Health Organization to determine the origins of COVID-19 and how the world responded to the emerging pandemic.
Chinese Ambassador Cheng Jingye used an Australian newspaper interview this week to warn that pursuing an inquiry could spark a Chinese consumer boycott of students and tourists visiting Australia as well as of sales of major exports including beef and wine…
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attacked China’s coercion and urged U.S. partner countries to also demand transparency and answers.
“I saw some comments from the Chinese foreign ministry talking about coercive activity with respect to Australia, who had the temerity to ask for an investigation. Who in the world wouldn’t want an investigation of how this happened to the world?” Pompeo told reporters in Washington.
If you ask us, the Chinese are giving the United States far more credit than we actually deserve. Australia is likely angry for their own reasons. They are not going to risk a Chinese boycott just to curry favor with the United States. Tourists and students who visit Australia are one of the nation’s primary streams of income.
Without these visitors, they are going to take a serious financial hit. No sane country is going to risk all of that to make the United States happy. Mike Pompeo is the United States Secretary of State and he concurs with this assessment. He is saying the same things that we are all thinking at the moment.
Any country is going to want to see China investigated because the entire world is dealing with the consequences of their poor decision making. You don’t need to have some sort of secret vendetta with the Chinese to feel this way. It’s just common sense, after all.
China clearly does not want the whole world looking into what went down. It would not take long before their wrongdoings were exposed and they would be forced to take some accountability for what they have done. This is something that they are definitely avoiding at all costs. The longer that they can drag all of this out, the more advantageous it is going to be for the Chinese over the long haul.
They spent the early weeks of the eventual pandemic playing down its level of severity. If they had not done this, perhaps things would have worked out better for the rest of the world. The Chinese are also alleged to have spent this period of time building up their stockpile of medical equipment, as a means of getting out in front of everyone else.
China has two different trains that are coming down the same track. On one hand, they are sternly warning other countries away from any sort of investigation. On the other, they are behaving in a more diplomatic manner and pleading for international cooperation. They can’t have it both ways for much longer, though.
Eventually, these trains are going to crash into one another. China cannot continue to openly lie about the origin of COVID-19 forever. Do they really think that the other countries who have directly affected by their wrongdoing are going to stand for this? The Chinese are in for a rude awakening and their day of reckoning is going to arrive soon enough.