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China furiously hits back at coronavirus to cover up claims with an 11,000-word article

China has enraged back at alleged “ridiculous claims” by the US about tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

The Chinese foreign ministry has vehemently dismissed the accusations from politicians, such as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, that Beijing withheld information about the deadly virus at the outbreak of the pandemic.

On Saturday, a lengthy rebuttal was released in a 30-page, 11,000-word article that was repeated and expanded on refutations already made in recent press conferences.

The article, which began by quoting Abraham Lincoln, came as a report claiming that Chinese President Xi Jinping personally asked World Health Organization director Tedros Adhanom to postpone ‘a worldwide warning’ about the threat of Covid-19 during a conversation in January.

“As Lincoln said, you can fool some people all the time and sometimes fool people, but you can’t fool all people all the time,” said the prologue.

The long article gave a timeline of how China reportedly provided information to the world in a “timely”, “open and transparent” manner to dismiss suggestions that it was slow to raise the alarm.

Photo: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing in February

Photo: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing in February

Because it was keen to dispel suggestions that the virus had been intentionally created or somehow leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, it alleged that all evidence shows that Covid-19 is not human-made, while insisting stated that the institute is unable to synthesize a new virus.

The article cited media reports claiming that U.S. citizens had been infected with the virus before the initial cases were confirmed in Wuhan, although there is no evidence that this is the case.

It also rejected criticism of Bejing’s handling of the case of Li Wenliang, the physician who first attempted to raise the alarm about the outbreak of Covid-19 in Wuhan.

The article stated that Mr. Wenliang was not a “whistleblower” and that he was never arrested, despite Western reports to the contrary.

It came as a bomb report claiming that Chinese President Xi asked WHO director general Tedros Adhanom to “postpone a worldwide warning” about the January threat of Covid-19.

Germany Der Spiegel published the allegations this weekend, citing intelligence from the country’s federal intelligence agency, known as the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND).

According to the BND, “On January 21, Chinese leader Xi Jinping asked WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to withhold information about a human-to-human transmission and to postpone a pandemic warning.

China's Foreign Ministry has denied allegations from politicians such as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pictured) that the nation has withheld information about the deadly virus

China's Foreign Ministry has denied allegations from politicians such as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pictured) that the nation has withheld information about the deadly virus

China’s Foreign Ministry has denied allegations from politicians such as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pictured) that the nation has withheld information about the deadly virus

A bomb report in Der Spiegel claims that Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) has personally asked World Health Organization director Tedros Adhanom (left) to `` postpone a worldwide warning '' about the January threat of COVID-19. The pair are pictured together in Beijing on January 28 this year. The WHO has denied the allegation

A bomb report in Der Spiegel claims that Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) has personally asked World Health Organization director Tedros Adhanom (left) to `` postpone a worldwide warning '' about the January threat of COVID-19. The pair are pictured together in Beijing on January 28 this year. The WHO has denied the allegation

A bomb report in Der Spiegel claims that Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) has personally asked World Health Organization director Tedros Adhanom (left) to “ postpone a worldwide warning ” about the January threat of COVID-19. The pair are pictured together in Beijing on January 28 this year. The WHO has denied the allegation

“The BND estimates that the Chinese information policy has lost four to six weeks to fight the virus worldwide.”

Shortly after the shock claims were published, WHO released a statement calling them “groundless and untrue.”

Dr. Tedros and President Xi did not speak on January 21, and they never spoke by phone. Such inaccurate reports detract and detract from the efforts of the WHO and the world to end the COVID-19 pandemic, “the statement said.

It continued, “China confirmed the transmission of the new human-to-human coronavirus on January 20 [prior to the alleged phone conversation].

“The WHO publicly stated on January 22 that” data collected … suggest that human-to-human transmission takes place in Wuhan. ‘

If the statements were true, they would bolster President Trump’s claim that the WHO is “China-focused.”

Relations between Washington and the World Health Organization soured during the crisis after Trump constantly accused the entire body on China's side, saying it was hand in hand with Xi Jinping to cover up the outbreak. Depicted is a laboratory in Wuhan certified to treat dangerous pathogens

Relations between Washington and the World Health Organization soured during the crisis after Trump constantly accused the entire body on China's side, saying it was hand in hand with Xi Jinping to cover up the outbreak. Depicted is a laboratory in Wuhan certified to treat dangerous pathogens

Relations between Washington and the World Health Organization soured during the crisis after Trump constantly accused the entire body on China’s side, saying it was hand in hand with Xi Jinping to cover up the outbreak. Depicted is a laboratory in Wuhan certified to treat dangerous pathogens

Donald Trump doubled his attacks on the World Health Organization last Monday. “The World Health Organization has been a disaster, everything they said was wrong and they are China-focused,” he said at the event held last Monday

In April, the Trump administration claimed that the WHO was becoming an instrument of ‘Chinese propaganda’, and the president decided to stop funding the organization.

Last week, the president launched another attack on the organization at a virtual newsroom meeting from Fox News.

“The World Health Organization was a disaster, everything they said was wrong and they are China-centric,” he said at the event held last Monday.

“Everything they do agrees with China, whatever China wants to do. So our country, perhaps foolishly hindsight, paid $ 450 million a year to the World Health Organization and China paid $ 38 million a year, but they were more political than all of our leaders before.

“What they did, what World Health did, was that they missed every call and we won’t bear it.”

Relations between Washington and the World Health Organization soured during the crisis after Trump constantly accused the entire body on China’s side, saying it was hand in hand with Xi Jinping to cover up the outbreak.

Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has praised China as an example for dealing with an emergency, despite widespread skepticism about the country’s official death toll.

Earlier this week, Trump also said there was sufficient evidence to prove that President Xi Jinping’s regime has misled the world community.

“Well, I don’t think there’s any doubt about it. We wanted to go in, they didn’t want us to go in. Things come out that are quite convincing. I don’t think there is any question, “said the President on Sunday.

“I personally think they made a terrible mistake, and they didn’t want to admit it,” he added.

Why did China build a virus lab in Wuhan?

Chinese officials decided to build the Wuhan Institute of Virology after the outbreak of the SARS ravaged the country in 2002 and 2003.

SARS, another type of coronavirus, killed 775 people and infected more than 8,000 worldwide in an epidemic that lasted about eight months.

It took the Chinese 15 years to complete the project, which is a total of 300 million yuan (£ 34 million). The French helped design the building.

The Crown Jewel is a four-storey laboratory with the highest biosafety level of P4.

It is the most advanced laboratory of its kind in China.

Construction of the lab was completed in 2015 and officially opened January 5, 2018, after passing various safety inspections.

Describe the significance of the P4 lab, China Youth Online billed as the ‘aircraft carrier of China’s virology’. The state newspaper said it is “capable of investigating the deadliest pathogens.”

An investigator, Zhou Peng, told the news agency Xinhua in 2018: ‘We are proud to say that we are already at the forefront of studying the immunity mechanism of bats, which carry viruses for a long time.

Bats carry viruses but are not infected [by them]. [They] hope for humanity to study how to fight viruses. ‘

His comments came when a Department of Homeland Security report on Sunday shared that U.S. officials believe China was deliberately hiding the severity of the pandemic and hoarding medical supplies in early January.

The May 1 four-page report obtained by the Associated Press notes that China publicly downplayed the virus, but reduced imports and exports of medical supplies.

The document accuses China of covering its tracks by “denying that there were export restrictions and obscuring and delaying the provision of its trade data.”

It lends weight to a leaked file prepared by the Five Eyes intelligence alliance, which details how Beijing “whistled” whistleblowers, destroyed early virus samples, and scrubbed the internet of any mention of the disease in its early stages.

The 15-page document marks Beijing’s secrecy about the pandemic an “attack on international transparency” and highlights covert tactics employed by the regime.

It claims that the Chinese government has silenced its most vocal critics and has dispelled all online skepticism about addressing the health emergency over the Internet.

China is openly under fire for suppressing the magnitude of its early outbreak, which did not give other countries time to respond before the disease reached their shores.

Five Eyes – the bundling of intelligence by the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – exposed his scathing assessment of the Xi Jinping administration in a memo from the Australian Saturday Telegraph.

It describes how Beijing downplayed the outbreak on the world stage, while secretly trying to bury all traces of the disease.

More than four million people around the world have contracted the highly contagious virus and at least 279,000 have died.

There are currently at least 1.3 million cases of coronavirus in the United States and more than 79,000 deaths.

British MPs warned China last month had cost lives by spreading disinformation about the coronavirus outbreak.

The Foreign Affairs Commons Committee said that China as the country of origin of the outbreak should have played a central role in collecting data on its spread.

But it accused Beijing of trying to “cover up” from the beginning about what really happened.

Wuhan passenger airport exercise with a new type of coronavirus last SEPTEMBER, French athletes who fell ill in the city in OCTOBER and a warning from Bat Woman expert ONE YEAR ago … so when did Covid first break out in China?

By Ian Birrell for Sunday mail

On the afternoon of September 18 last year, the customs office at Wuhan Tianhe Airport received an emergency message that a passenger was ill and was short of breath on an incoming flight.

The staff of the shimmering modern airport ran in emergency mode and put on protective masks while managers released their action plans.

Shortly afterwards, “the Wuhan First Aid Center reported that the transfer case had been clinically diagnosed as a new type of coronavirus,” said a state media agency journalist.

This was, the agency reported, an exercise to test responses ahead of the World Military Games, which were held the following month with 10,000 participants in the fast-growing city of central China. Officials passed with flying colors.

In the photo: Chinese virologist Shi Zhengli, a world-renowned expert on coronaviruses, at the P4 Laboratory in Wuhan in 2017. Shi Zhengli warned about the danger of eating bats in an article she published last March .

In the photo: Chinese virologist Shi Zhengli, a world-renowned expert on coronaviruses, at the P4 Laboratory in Wuhan in 2017. Shi Zhengli warned about the danger of eating bats in an article she published last March .

In the photo: Chinese virologist Shi Zhengli, a world-renowned expert on coronaviruses, at the P4 Laboratory in Wuhan in 2017. Shi Zhengli warned about the danger of eating bats in an article she published last March .

But what a strange coincidence they chose that particular exercise, given what would soon be the birthplace of a global pandemic in Wuhan. As one person later asked on social media, “Why did they choose a new corona virus to analyze?”

Now this question has become all the more relevant with last week’s revelation that French athletes think they caught Covid-19 while participating in those games.

Several members fell ill with bad flu-like symptoms during the event, which took place over nine days from October 18. “Many athletes at the World Military Games were very ill,” said Elodie Clouvel, a world champion modern pentathlete.

This followed the revelation that a fishmonger treated for suspected pneumonia in a Paris hospital on December 27 had been confirmed to be a victim of the new virus. He was stunned because he had not traveled abroad.

This is very important. China reported the disease to the World Health Organization four days after the Frenchman was hospitalized and did not put Wuhan locked up for another 24 days.

One study found that this virus is spreading so fast that if officials had acted three weeks earlier they would have reduced cases by 95 percent. Even a week faster, the number could have decreased by two-thirds.

Wuhan, a city of 11 million inhabitants, is a transportation hub. In three crucial months from December, there were 7,530 flights between there and other parts of China, carrying over a million passengers – and ten direct flights to the UK.

But even in January, Chinese leaders prevented outside experts from investigating the virus, silenced doctors, and tried to warn citizens and refused to admit human transmission until January 20.

No wonder, as the death toll in the world increases, families are devastated and economies are destroyed, there are increasing calls for an international investigation into the origins of this pandemic, despite the brutal rebellion of Beijing Communist Party leaders.

So what do we now know about the origin of the virus outbreak? As the exercise at the airport proved, these are certainly not unpredictable events.

Pictured: a woman who is disinfected before quarantining for 14 days after recovering from the corona virus in March

Pictured: a woman who is disinfected before quarantining for 14 days after recovering from the corona virus in March

Pictured: a woman who is disinfected before quarantining for 14 days after recovering from the corona virus in March

The Mail on Sunday may reveal that Shi Zhengli – a world-renowned corona virus expert known last year as Bat Woman, known for her big expeditions to collect samples of the nocturnal mammals – explicitly warned of the dangers.

In a paper published in March 2019 with three colleagues, she admitted that it is “ very likely ” that a coronavirus outbreak would occur in bats “ and is more likely to happen in China. ”

Zhengli, who helped demonstrate the link to bats through the consumption of civets during the 2002 SARS epidemic, said, “Chinese food culture states that live animals slaughtered are more nutritious, and this belief may enhance viral transmission.

It is widely believed that bat-borne coronaviruses will resurface to cause the next disease outbreak. In this respect, China is probably a hot spot. “Of course she was right. But the Chinese politicians did nothing to close their horrible markets with the sale of animals taken from the wild – until on January 1 they suddenly stopped the one in Wuhan that they blamed for this latest outbreak of disease.

A flood of expert papers has brought the virus onto the market. A typical study by leading Chinese scientists insisted that the cluster of mysterious pneumonia-like symptoms began to emerge on December 21.

“All current data point to wild animals illegally sold on the Huanan wholesale seafood market,” it said. Many experts around the world agree with this analysis. Just last week, an article in Nature by Chinese scientists pointed to the possibility of pangolin (a scaly mammal) as an ‘intermediate host’ of SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease. They rightly said that the lack of control of the illegal wildlife trade was a threat to public health.

But the market link remains unproven. There are valid questions about whether the coronavirus was accidentally leaked from two laboratories in the city – one near the market, the other in China with the highest level of biosecurity status.

Secretary of State President Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo said they have seen evidence that the virus came from one of the laboratories. Reports suggest that several US intelligence agencies suspect the same thing but lack a “smoking weapon.”

The Mail on Sunday uncovered poor security, including a photo of an undersized seal on a vault of deadly viruses and an admission by the head of the biosafety team at the Wuhan Institute of Virology for inadequate security procedures.

A February academic paper by Botao Xiao, a life sciences professor at South China University of Technology, and Lei Xiao, a researcher from Wuhan, concluded “the deadly coronavirus probably comes from a laboratory in Wuhan.”

Pictured: A medical worker in Wuhan checking the IV of a coronavirus patient in intensive care in January

Pictured: A medical worker in Wuhan checking the IV of a coronavirus patient in intensive care in January

Pictured: A medical worker in Wuhan checking the IV of a coronavirus patient in intensive care in January

The document – entitled The Possible Origins Of 2019-nCoV Coronavirus – was published on a site used by scientists to share research. It called for increased security in high-risk laboratories, but was mysteriously withdrawn after two days.

This explosive newspaper – seen by The Mail on Sunday – said 605 bats were kept at the Wuhan Center for Disease Control, which is about 500 meters from the market.

It described how bats attacked, bled, and urinated one investigator and forced him into quarantine twice. “It is likely that the virus has leaked,” he said.

Some in the media have turned down such suggestions by combining them with online conspiracy theories about man-made diseases and bio-weapons – believed to be driven by Trump’s dislike of sympathy for China’s totalitarian regime. But we must establish the truth if we can do it remotely.

“It would be incredibly useful to know where the new coronavirus comes from so that we can prevent it from happening again,” said Devi Sridhar, professor of global public health at the University of Edinburgh.

So how much can we decipher the details and timing of this outbreak by browsing academic research articles, media posts, and social media posts? Let’s start with a fascinating report in the respected South China Morning Post, based on data from the Beijing government that tracked down the virus until November 17. This does not exclude the possibility of previous cases.

The report identified a 55-year-old from Hubei as the first known case. However, according to the authorities, the first nine cases failed to determine who was patient zero: four men and five women between the ages of 39 and 79.

Pictured: Staff queue as they prepare to spray disinfectant at Wuhan Train Station in March

Pictured: Staff queue as they prepare to spray disinfectant at Wuhan Train Station in March

Pictured: Staff queue as they prepare to spray disinfectant at Wuhan Train Station in March

Then there were one to five new cases every day – and on December 27, a hospital physician, Zhang Jixian, confirmed that they were dealing with a new coronavirus.

This contradicts an influential study published in January by Chinese researchers in The Lancet, which claimed that the “ onset of symptoms ” of the first identified patient was December 1.

This study also found that 27 of the 41 patients hospitalized in the early stages were “exposed to the market.”

Wu Wenjuan, one of the authors and a senior physician at Wuhan’s Jinyintan Hospital, which specializes in infectious diseases, told the BBC-Chinese service that their first patient was an elderly man suffering from dementia.

“He lived four or five buses from the fish market – and because he was sick, he basically didn’t go out,” she said, adding that three more people developed symptoms the next day, although only one had “exposure” to the market.

Her words align with a graph in the study that shows one case on December 1, three on December 10, and then none until December 15. Only one of the first four cases was linked to the market – but then to all subsequent ten.

Wuhan’s government claimed the first confirmed case fell ill on December 8, a man recovering from the disease. It said he refused to go to the animal market.

But that Lancet study also contains another intriguing nugget. The first fatal case is identified as a man linked to the market. Five days after the onset of the disease, his wife – “a 53-year-old woman with no known history of exposure to the market” – also turned up with doctors of pneumonia and was admitted to an isolation ward.

Wu Wenjuan also told the Wall Street Journal that in their earliest cases, a 49-year-old trader was on the market who fell ill on December 12.

Seven days later, his father-in-law, who had not been exposed to the market, contracted the disease. Then doctors and nurses fell ill on December 25, according to reports in the state media.

These cases all clearly imply human-to-human transmission a few weeks before it was publicly recognized by Beijing. This crucial information was finally confirmed to the world just four days before that important article was published in The Lancet.

Five days earlier, Li Qun, head of the Chinese emergency center for public health, even told state television that “after careful screening and judicious judgment, we have come to the last conclusion that the risk of human-to-human transmission is low.”

Yet another article in the New England Journal Of Medicine confirmed that since mid-December 2019, Chinese doctors have seen evidence of human transmission “ between close contacts. ”

And a team from the Wuhan Center for Disease Control last month published a paper in Nature Microbiology that said that smears are taken from patients in Wuhan with influenza-like illness from October 6, 2019 to January 21, 2020.

Early October is earlier than all other experts have indicated for signs of this virus. These researchers found nine of their 640 swabs tested positive, but then concluded that this suggested early ‘community transfer’ in early January this year.

A blogger also spotted an irritating fact: In July last year, the Chinese National Health Commission issued an edict on infectious disease protection urging all municipalities to step up their monitoring of “flu-like, unexplained pneumonia.”

The bulletin – unsupported by relevant data and absent from a similar previous notification – added that after each outbreak, there must be “epidemiological research, laboratory testing and implementing measures such as disinfection and treatment of epidemic areas to prevent spread” quickly. That clearly has not happened.

In their defense, the Chinese authorities were confronted with a new virus. Yet this century, their country had already seen two earlier “zoonotic” (animal-to-human) coronaviruses emerge within its borders, causing fewer deadly pandemics on our planet.

Significantly, Lianchao Han, a Chinese dissident and former Secretary of State, says, “The lack of bioethics and their money-driven race to find vaccines for viruses make Chinese scientists very reckless in dealing with the most dangerous virus.

“Their repeated refusal to allow international experts to investigate the origin of the virus makes it very suspicious that the regime is hiding something.”

Many mysteries still swirl around this saga.

Last weekend, Chinese media denied that ‘Bat Woman’ Shi had defected with a supply of secret documents.

Chinese netizens [millions of web users] have wondered if Huang Yanling, a student at Wuhan Institute of Virology, could be patient zero after being infected in the lab.

This was denied, with officials saying she moved to another part of China. So many questions; so few answers. But as the global death toll exceeds 275,000, one thing seems certain: the Chinese authorities’ blame for covering up the new disease that erupted with such terrible power last year somewhere in Wuhan.

Bombshell ‘Five Eyes’ Western Intelligence file claims China lied about coronavirus

China lied about the human-to-human transmission of coronavirus, left whistleblowers disappeared, and refused to help countries develop a vaccine, a leaked intelligence file has revealed.

The fifteen-page document, prepared by the Five Eyes Security Alliance, labels Beijing’s secrecy about the pandemic as an “attack on international transparency” and points to the regime’s covert tactics.

It claims that the Chinese government has silenced its most vocal critics and has dispelled all online skepticism about addressing the health emergency over the Internet.

A member of staff takes pictures of performing nucleic acid test work in a new coronavirus detection lab in Wuhan on February 22

A member of staff takes pictures of performing nucleic acid test work in a new coronavirus detection lab in Wuhan on February 22

A member of staff takes pictures of performing nucleic acid test work in a new coronavirus detection lab in Wuhan on February 22

China is openly under fire for suppressing the magnitude of its early outbreak, which did not give other countries time to respond before the disease reached their shores.

Five Eyes – the bundling of intelligence by the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – exposed his scathing assessment of the Xi Jinping administration in a memo from the Australian Saturday Telegraph.

The smoke gun stock claims to have found evidence that the virus was spawned at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, close to the wet market where China says it comes from and digs up ‘risky’ research on bat-related diseases going back years.

It describes how Beijing downplayed the outbreak on the world stage, while secretly trying to bury all traces of the disease.

China’s alleged actions include ‘destroying’ laboratory samples, bleaching wet market stalls, censoring the growing evidence of ‘silent carriers’ of the virus, and stopping sample requests from other countries.

The secrecy has sparked a loud buzz in Five Eyes countries for Western governments to crack down on Beijing when the pandemic is finally over.

Tory MP Bob Seely told MailOnline that “at the end of this, when the dust has settled, it is also clear that the West should reevaluate its relationship with China.”

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