President Trump is looking to the Chinese Communist Party for financial retribution over the devastation caused by the CCP Virus, along with the rest of the world. U.S. criticism of the CCP has intensified over the past week.
At a White House briefing on Monday, April 27, the president indicated the Chinese regime could be looking down the barrel of a gun when it comes to economic payout. “Germany’s looking at things, and we’re looking at things, and we’re talking about a lot more money than Germany’s talking about,” he said. “We haven’t determined the final amount yet. It’s very substantial.” The president added, “This is worldwide damage. This is damage to the U.S., but this is damage to the world,” as reported by Fox News.
The Guardian reported that the president has ramped up his attack on CCP for its accountability in creating a pandemic. “We’re doing very serious investigations…. We are not happy with China,” the president said. “We believe it could have been stopped at the source. It could have been stopped quickly and it wouldn’t have spread all over the world.”
The CCP has denied there was any coverup over the CCP Virus, and an editorial in the state-backed Global Times on Monday said, “China’s achievement in the fight against COVID-19 is way better than that of the U.S.” “It is the urgent political need of the Republican-led government to pass the buck to China for its own failure to contain the outbreak, so as to win the upcoming election,” the editorial said, reported The Guardian.
“This is a life-and-death matter, so it would spare no effort to smear China and mobilize all possible public opinion forces to do so to cover its selfishness,” the global Times editorial stated.
Australia has also inflamed Beijing after its call for an independent inquiry into the origin of the pandemic led to threats of a boycott of Australian products into China. “Maybe the ordinary people will say, ‘Why should we drink Australian wine? Eat Australian beef?'”
Chinese Ambassador Chen Jingye threatened, The Australian Financial Review reported. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne pushed back, dismissing China’s attempt at “economic coercion.”
Unhappy with the reply, Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the Global Times, tweeted, “Let me give a ‘coercion’ to Australia. As its attitude toward China becomes worse and worse, Chinese companies will definitely reduce economic cooperation with Australia, and the number of Chinese students & visitors going to Australia will also decrease. Time will prove it all.”
The People’s Daily, the official mouthpiece of China’s ruling Communist Party, also publishes the Global Times.
Let me give a “coercion” to Australia. As its attitude toward China becomes worse and worse, Chinese companies will definitely reduce economic cooperation with Australia, and the number of Chinese students & visitors going to Australia will also decrease. Time will prove it all. pic.twitter.com/JyixLicz9g
— Hu Xijin 胡锡进 (@HuXijin_GT) April 28, 2020