There are claims that Beijing has been dishonest with the world, and as a result of that dishonesty, the CCP Virus has turned into a catastrophe for humans everywhere, with loss of lives and livelihoods.
Britain is ready to fight back, and the deal with Huawei may be reversed if Prime Minister Boris Johnson listens to calls from some Cabinet members to cancel the deal—in retaliation for China spreading misinformation and withholding crucial facts about the CCP Virus.
The Prime Minister is working in self-isolation at 10 Downing Street after testing positive for the virus. “Things will get worse before they get better,” he said.
Cabinet Minister Michael Gove laid the blame for the spread of the infection on China, as it was withholding information regarding the scale of the epidemic, and used delaying tactics before any announcements were made. “The first case of coronavirus in China was established in December of last year, but it was also the case that some of the reporting from China was not clear about the scale, the nature, the infectiousness of this,” he said, reports The Independent.
Carl Bildt, a former prime minister of Sweden, also condemned the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for its coverup of the epidemic, which could have been prevented from becoming a world pandemic if the information was provided earlier.
“According to one recent study, if Chinese authorities had openly acknowledged the threat and responded properly just three weeks earlier than they did, the spread of COVID-19 could have been reduced by as much as 95 percent.
“Because local negligence, ignorance, and censorship prevailed at the critical moment, the entire world is now paying an enormous price,” said Bildt.
The former Tory Party leader, Iain Duncan Smith, who opposed Huawei’s involvement in helping to build the UK’s 5G network, said the UK must rethink its relationship with China.
“As a result of Beijing’s coverup and delay, global health experts are convinced the rest of the world had insufficient time to prepare for the pandemic, which means the effect of the outbreak has most likely been worse,” he said, as reported by VOA.
“For too long, nations have lamely kowtowed to China in the desperate hope of winning trade deals,” he added.
Not everyone agrees China was to blame, Ed Davey, the acting leader of the Liberal Democrats, dismissed the claim, saying, “The evidence this was a serious virus was well documented through January into February.”
Comments were made after reports that Downing Street wants to see a “reckoning” over the CCP mishandling of the spread of infection, and has hinted that China may become an outcast on the International platform.