On Tuesday, April 14, France’s foreign minister issued a warning to the representative of the Chinese Embassy in France after the embassy made public its criticism of the West’s handling of the CCP (Chinese cCommunist Party) coronavirus crisis.
The latest comments posted on the embassy’s official website suggested that nursing home workers are “abandoning their posts overnight … and leaving their residents to die of hunger and disease,” according to the Daily Mail.
In response to the Chinese Embassy’s accusations on it’s official website, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian summoned Lu Shaye and said Lu’s comments “are not in line with the quality of the bilateral relations between our two countries.”
The statement was issued at a time when France had ordered millions of masks from China, a measure that a U.S. legislator has denounced as blackmail by the Chinese communist regime for the European country to implement the 5G network.
At the end of a Fox News interview, Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.) announced, “In France, we were told yesterday on a conference call that [French President Emanuel] Macron was talking to [Chinese President] Xi and Macron asked for a billion masks, and Xi said, ‘We’ll give them to you if you implement 5G with Huawei.’ That’s who China is and it’s time the world wake up and recognize it.”
The criticisms were also directed at the United States after the recent decision by the U.S. government to stop funding the WHO, criticizing the role it played in the coverup of the CCP Virus pandemic.
The statement condemned the United States and Europe for accusing the Chinese regime of focusing its efforts on hiding information and at the same time of being negligent for its slow response to control the outbreak of coronavirus.
The message from the Chinese Embassy pointed out to Western media, “which take themselves for paragons of impartiality and objectivity,” yet appear to care more about “slandering, stigmatizing and attacking China,” rather than addressing their own countries’ health crises, RT reported.
Meanwhile, the Chinese diplomat’s comments about the nursing home workers caused several French officials to strongly refute and defend their position.
As the Daily Mail noted, Lu published another article on Wednesday saying that the French government, the business community, and the general public are normally friendly to China, but he was unhappy with “certain French media, journalists and so-called Chinese experts who have occasionally produced some descending voices.
France is among the European nations that have been hit hardest by the CCP Virus, with more than 131,000 cases reported so far.
Meanwhile, the restrictive measures adopted by President Macron have been reinforced because last Monday he extended the border closures until 11 May, while the 67 million citizens have meticulous orders to limit their movement for several weeks in order to contain the outbreak.