China is Asshoe

China is Asshoe

Or so the recent Hong Kong protests have indicated.

So, being assholes, the Chinese Communist Party is now running full court dezinformatsiya on the CCP virus origin.

All you need to know about the Chinese/Wuhan/Kung Flu/CCP virus talking points distributed to the NYT and WaPo and the Democrat Party about the Chinese Communist Party Pandemic, is that the Chinese Communist Party reported zero deaths from CCP virus yesterday – and zero deaths from the Tiananmen Square Massacre, in 1989. That is, you need to know they lie consistently. Over decades. In every case this requires oppressing the Chinese people.

Tiananmen

Actually, there were very likely more than 10,000 deaths at Tiananmen.

China is being defended in the West by people who hate the implications of individualism, capitalism and freedom of conscience.  That is, the Democratic Party, the American TDS press, the Chinese Press in America, and all those whose affinity lies with the CCP rather than the Chinese people.

Propaganda
Reporter Who Tap-Danced Around Trump’s Question If She’s Working For Communist China: SHE DOES! – The Lid
Chinese-Language Media Landscape – Hoover Institution

China and Russia play COVID-19 pandemic disinformation games – Washington Times

FACT CHECK: Trump Asked a Reporter If She Was Working For China… She Is – National Pulse

In Which the New York Times Morphs Into a Total Propaganda Tool for China’s Communist Government – Redstate

Via Local Commie Underlings, Beijing Officially Disapproves | Daily Telegraph

China floods Facebook with undeclared coronavirus propaganda ads blaming Trump – UK Telegraph

Dem Rep Spreads Chinese Propaganda While Blaming Coronavirus Deaths on Trump – Washington Free Beacon

Chinese aid
Making a few bucks on shoddy goods in a pandemic, or selling charitable donations back to their benefactors. In a pandemic they lied about and failed to contain.

Coronavirus: Government’s testing chief admits none of 3.5m antibody kits work sufficiently | The Independent

China forces Italy to buy same coronavirus supplies it had donated to Beijing a few weeks ago | Fox News

Coronavirus: Government’s testing chief admits none of 3.5m antibody kits work sufficiently – UK Inependent

Coronavirus: Toronto recalls $200K worth of ‘poor quality’ masks distributed to long-term care homes – Global

I have tried to keep pace with this in order to produce a comprehenisve list.

I give up, the revelations of CCP perfidy roll in too fast.

Fight fiercely, Harvard

Fight fiercely, Harvard
fight, fight, fight!
Demonstrate to them our skill
Albeit they possess the might
Nonetheless we have the will

-Tom Lehrer

While the majority of the Maim Scream Media™ is parroting Chinese Communist Party talking points because of the Trump Derangement Syndrome Pandemic, it’s worthwhile to review the general tenor of Communist China.

China’s Coming Upheaval

Xi Jinping has implemented precisely the agenda of which the Progs accuse Trump

In 2018, Xi decided to abolish presidential term limits, signaling his intention to stay in power indefinitely. He has indulged in heavy-handed purges, ousting prominent party officials under the guise of an anticorruption drive. What is more, Xi has suppressed protests in Hong Kong, arrested hundreds of human rights lawyers and activists, and imposed the tightest media censorship of the post-Mao era. His government has constructed “reeducation” camps in Xinjiang, where it has incarcerated more than a million Uighurs, Kazakhs, and other Muslim minorities. And it has centralized economic and political decision-making, pouring government resources into state-owned enterprises and honing its surveillance technologies.

…but that’s OK because at least Harvard can prevent individual Chinese students from admittance because they display “poorer personal qualities than white applicants”… or something. By that, they do not mean “we prefer football players to those suspected of eating bat soup and pangolin fritters.”

Sometimes individuals must be sacrificed for the greater good of collectives to which they do not belong. That’s not racist if you have ‘reasons,’ while the phrase “Wuhan virus” is racist if uttered by the Orange Man.

When Barack Obama was president “Chicago” was a racist word.

Place names are racist as required.

As is Harvard.

Masque of the Red Death II

The Federalist:
China Is Lashing Out Because Wuhan Flu Has Unmasked It To The World

Real Clear Investigations:
Unpacking China’s Viral Propaganda War

Wall Street Journal:
China’s Count Excluded Infected People With No Symptoms

China said more than 1,500 people who were infected with the coronavirus but haven’t shown symptoms weren’t included in its tally of confirmed cases.

That Wall Street Journal number of 1,500 is odd since the South China Morning Post is reporting:

Classified government data seen by the Post showed more than 43,000 people in China had tested positive for Covid-19 by the end of February but had no immediate symptoms. They were quarantined but not included in the official tally of confirmed cases.

One wonders why “infected with” and “tested positive” do not equate with “confirmed” in Mandarin. And whether the rest of the world might have been interested in that information a little earlier.

Elsewhere in that SCMP article, Lu Jinxing, party secretary of China’s National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, is quoted:

A top Chinese health official sought to allay growing fears over asymptomatic coronavirus carriers on Monday, saying there was “no evidence” they could spread the illness…

Lu told the state broadcaster: “We have observed a great number of asymptomatic cases and found that people had a relatively long duration of viral shedding,” referring to the rate at which an infected person “sheds” the virus.

“In terms of whether they are infectious, we have not done detailed studies so far,” Lu said.

There is “”no evidence” asymptomatic carriers” with “a relatively long duration of viral shedding” are contagious? Well, yes, you won’t find evidence you haven’t looked for.

Someone should remind Mr. Lu that absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Then again, there is evidence:

Public fears were heightened on Sunday after officials disclosed the case of a 59-year-old woman in Henan province who contracted Covid-19 after she had contact with a doctor who was an asymptomatic carrier.

Maybe the WSJ is wrong about the 1,500. Maybe the SCMP is wrong about 43,000. Maybe all but 1,500 of those 43,000 later became symptomatic. Maybe that woman was infected by someone other than the asymptomatic doctor, and the Chinese surveillance system missed the contact. Maybe word of that transmission hadn’t reached the party secretary.

Maybe the party secretary is lying.

The Masque of the Red Death

Gatestone Institute:
The West Needs to Wake Up to China’s Duplicity

National Review:
The Comprehensive Timeline of China’s COVID-19 Lies

Real Clear Politics:
Has the U.S.-China Cold War Now Begun?

The CCP hides their totalitarianism behind a “state capitalism” mask.

Market Leninism is more like it.

From German and Spanish; to Lyme, Ebola, Norwalk, and Lassa; on to Gehrig, Tourette, Hodgkin, and Parkinson

But “foreign virus” is xenophobic. Much less “Wuhan virus.” Which is racist.

I read BIRTH OF A VIRUS … several days ago and found the commentariat there split: Between 1) people who are critical of China’s political system and public sanitation practices; and 2) those defending China, primarily by accusing the blogger (Regie Hamm) of xenophobia and racism. For good measure this faction attacked the United States health care system as insufficiently socialized.

Mr. Hamm did call China a “cesspool of filth.” He gave first hand evidence. For a large plurality of the population, China’s sanitation most certainly is… um, unsanitary.

It is true there have been individual instances of xenophobia on New York subways, for example, and many people decided that dining out at Chinese restaurants – in crowded sanctuary cities where immigration credentials are suspect – was not their first choice. Even before their dining out preferences were eliminated.

Donald Trump’s travel ban on flights from China, the infection source, was not racist. Nor was Mr. Hamm’s post.

No country has a perfect health care system, but some are objectively better than others. Mr. Hamm’s suggestion was that Chinese public health suffers from the country’s totalitarian political system. This observation is not xenophobic. It is indisputable.

The Chinese Communist leaders razed the Wuhan wet market – a theretofore approved pit of disease and pestilence. Only after acknowledging it was ground zero for a major new pathology, however.

And that’s not to mention world famous unbreathable air, drinking water on par with the input to Mexican waste processing plants, and worse than San Franciscan sidewalks.

Xenophobia and racism cannot be reasonably inferred from the article. Briefly paraphrased, Mr. Hamm said: “A totalitarian government, well known to hold little regard for the effect on its citizens of third world class public sanitation, will also be likely to produce a substandard health care system.

This view is not likely to please Xi Jinping. It invites consideration of the lingering effects (unfettered, preferential abortion of girl babies) from China’s former one child policy… and it might rekindle inquiries into forced organ harvesting. Most particularly, it could raise more questions about the covering up of the coronavirus outbreak. After previously having done the same thing with diseases like swine and bird flu. China’s health system has a track record.

Then, as the Quillette article below notes:

[T]he Chinese government has learned to weaponize our own progressive tendencies, and has learned to exploit false accusations of racism against democratic societies.

The Big Lie: Chinese officials are pushing a conspiracy theory that the United States Army planted the virus in Wuhan.

Mr. Hamm’s critics are probably not Chinese disinformation agents, but they certainly read the talking points. (“The Washington Post routinely comes delivered wrapped in a special advertising section called “China Watch.” It’s official, state-sanctioned Chinese propaganda that reports fake news.”) Perhaps they are merely unable to distinguish between the Chinese people and the Chinese Communist government. That does say something about their knowledge of history and political theory.

China: Exploiting False Accusations of Racism

China’s Real Disease: Not Coronavirus

WATCH: Chinese Government Encourages Italians to Fight Coronavirus Racism By Hugging Strangers

Coronavirus Crisis Caused by Decisions of Chinese Government

Does Beijing’s COVID-19 Victory Prove the Superiority of the “China Model”?

NO. IT. DOES. NOT.

Oh, and this just in. 4:49PM:
Time to ban wet markets