In light of an imminent increase in the contagion by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus, also known as the Wuhan virus, the Chinese regime has set up its propaganda apparatus to sell the world a distorted image of the events, promoting a narrative that hides the deficient measures taken to manage to contain the outbreak.
On Dec. 10, 2019, the first case of contagion was reported in the city of Wuhan (epicenter of the outbreak). The symptoms led health officials to determine that it was a new virus, which was spreading from person to person.
Chinese Communist Party officials were informed of the spread of the virus outbreak on Dec. 27, and three days later the same authorities took steps to crack down on health specialists after they shared information about the emerging virus situation through the WeChat social network.
The Chinese regime reported that it had found “no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus,” a statement that was later replicated by the World Health Organization.
Now, even though there are allegations that the contagion still persists in China, the regime is adamant that the Chinese Communist Party has not only achieved control of the virus within the country but also boasts that it has delivered medical supplies to other infected countries.
As an opinion column in the National Review indicates, “In the past few weeks, the Chinese propaganda machine has gone into overdrive, praising China for buying time for the world to respond to the pandemic and for leading the global response to the coronavirus. Both claims are false, despite being widely bandied about in the media.”
While the virus was decimating lives in China, the regime’s propaganda promoted the image of a ‘heavy-handed government’ that demeaned the responses of the U.S. government to deal with ‘natural disasters,’ according to an opinion column in The New York Times.
“For example, before condemning the decision of Chinese officials in early January to dismiss the threat of a looming epidemic, remember that at that time the coronavirus [CCP Virus] was not reported to have caused any deaths,” Ian Johnson said in his column for The New York Times.
On the other hand, the Chinese regime is trying to mislead the world by disclaiming all responsibility for handling the virus and has blamed the United States for developing it as a biological weapon to attack China, while new reports reveal how the regime’s government has been covering up the information.
On a recent visit to Wuhan, some local officials, along with Deputy Prime Minister Sun Chunlan, were booed by residents who shouted from their balconies expressing their discontent, pointing out that it was all a farce, while the officials conducted the protocol tour of the city.
Fake, fake! Everything is false,” shouted the residents from their homes. In a video, one of the citizens present said,”Those who told the truth were either fired or silenced,” according to The Guardian.
Another testimony that has become relevant amid the propaganda is that of the Hong Kong microbiologist, Yuen Kwok-yung, who through an opinion piece reaffirmed that the pandemic had originated in Wuhan.
The infectious disease specialist from the University of Hong Kong wrote the article titled, “The pandemic originated from Wuhan and the lessons from 17 years ago have been forgotten.” However, under pressure from the Chinese regime, the specialist retracted his statement in a note published on March 18, according to the South China Morning Post.