The Chinese regime continues to make efforts to hide relevant information from the international community that points to its responsibility amid the pandemic as the number of victims of the coronavirus or the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus increases around the world.
According to Reuters on April 24, China blocked a European Union report accusing the communist regime of spreading misinformation about the outbreak of the CCP Virus.
The report, which was reviewed by Reuters and cited by four diplomatic sources, explained that before the document on the Chinese coverup was released, Chinese authorities intervened and persuaded the EU to postpone publication and edit its content.
Before the original document was published, a senior Chinese official contacted several European officials in Beijing to tell them, “If the report is as described and it is released today it will be very bad for cooperation.”
Correspondence reviewed by Reuters quoted senior Chinese Foreign Ministry official Yang Xiaoguang, who said that publishing the report would make Beijing very “angry” and accused European officials of trying to please “someone else,” which was assumed by EU diplomats to be Washington.
According to Reuters, a page of the original document, which was eventually amended, said, “China has continued to run a global disinformation campaign to deflect blame for the outbreak of the pandemic and improve its international image. Both overt and covert tactics have been observed.”
A summary of the report published on the website euvsdesinfo.com points out that there is significant evidence of covert operations being carried out by the CCP on social networks.
The summary also cited a report by the Daily Telegraph that mentions the way in which Chinese state media circumvents the rules on social media advertising policies precisely in order to buy advertising that praises China’s handling of the coronavirus crisis and at the same time attacks the United States.
“The ads are part of a worldwide propaganda campaign, coordinated across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and traditional media, attempting to depict China as a global leader in the fight against COVID-19 and drown out accusations that it made the crisis worse by trying to cover up its own outbreak,” said The Telegraph.
A recent report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) highlights how various non-state actors in China have been coordinating an extensive pro-China campaign with different objectives, including spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.
More than 100 international experts on China and high-level political figures recently decided to send an open letter to Chinese academics, citizens, and friends of China at home and abroad to condemn the coverup and mismanagement of the CCP Virus pandemic.
The letter, which was posted on the website of the Macdonald Laurier Institute, a national public policy think tank based in Ottawa, Canada, criticized the Chinese Communist Party for putting its citizens and the world at risk and urged people to recognize the evil that the Chinese Communist Party has caused for decades.
“The current world crisis has been caused by the regime that many of you have been tolerating or supporting for decades,” the document said.
The letter also stated, “The roots of the pandemic stem from the initial coverup and mishandling of the spread of COVID-19 by CCP authorities in Wuhan.”