China Readies Itself For War As Anti-Chinese Sentiment Skyrockets Over Pandemic
China is in for a reckoning over its mishandling of the Corona Virus. Reports show they could have contained this but instead allowed for it to get ou of hand. They singlehandedly caused a global pandemic and indirectly killed thousands. So now the Chinese are preparing for a worst-case scenario, a conflict with a world power.
"An internal Chinese report warns that Beijing faces a rising wave of hostility in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that could tip relations with the United States into confrontation, people familiar with the paper told Reuters.
The report, presented early last month by the Ministry of State Security to top Beijing leaders including President Xi Jinping, concluded that global anti-China sentiment is at its highest since the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, the sources said.
As a result, Beijing faces a wave of anti-China sentiment led by the United States in the aftermath of the pandemic and needs to be prepared in a worst-case scenario for armed confrontation between the two global powers, according to people familiar with the report’s content, who declined to be identified given the sensitivity of the matter.
The report was drawn up by the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), a think tank affiliated with the Ministry of State Security, China’s top intelligence body."
"An intelligence dossier from Five Eyes — an intelligence alliance between the U.S., England, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand — claims that China suppressed the truth about the virus by destroying evidence, "disappearing" scientists and doctors who knew the seriousness of COVID-19, lied about the virus being transmittable by humans, and refused to provide international scientists working on a vaccine with a live strain of the virus.
Meanwhile, an internal Homeland Security report said China dramatically increased its imports of medical supplies and substantially decreased exports of personal protective equipment to hoard the value materials for themselves knowing the severity of the unknown virus.
And it's still not clear where the virus originated.
Beijing claims it originated in China's infamous wet markets. However, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said last week it is "rigorously" investigating whether the virus accidentally leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan."
China should prepare for conflict as they are going to have to pay the piper on this one. They can't leak an infectious virus on the world and then think there will be no repercussions. But if they truly want to stop a potential future conflict they should be working around the clock tirelessly to come up with a vaccine or help other countries fight this virus.