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The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) seems to be ramping up its disinformation campaign against the US in order to deflect from the shady origins of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman last Thursday made the outrageous accusation that the U.S. Army may have sent the COVID-19 to China, giving it official weight and generating headlines in major media.

Zhao Lijian, spokesperson and deputy director general of the Foreign Ministry information department made the claim on Twitter, which is banned in China. “It might be U.S. army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan,” he wrote. “Be transparent! Make public your data! U.S. owe us an explanation!”

According to Free Pressers, in recent weeks the Chinese government appears to have backed away from the Wuhan market theory as the virus origin and shifted to claiming the virus was introduced into China from abroad. While the origin of the Coronavirus remains a mystery, it first surfaced in early December when the first victims developed viral pneumonia and many, but not all, had a link to a wild animal market in Wuhan.

However, as the animal market theory loses credibility, this CCP disinformation appears intended to deflect attention from the fact that the center of Beijing’s biological weapons program is based in Wuhan, very near the outbreak epicenter.

As was reported by The Washington Times in late January, Wuhan is the location of China’s sole declared Level-4 bio-containment laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The lab is engaged in research on deadly coronaviruses and has been linked to China’s covert biological weapons program.

Adding credence to at least the possibility that the COVID-19 outbreak could have been caused by an accidental release from the Chinese Wuhan biolab, Chinese President-for-Life Xi Jinping on Feb. 14 told an emergency meeting in Beijing that a national system to control bio-security risks was needed “to protect the people’s health.” Xi called lab security a “national security issue.”

Free Pressers noted that soon after Xi’s Feb. 14 comments, the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology released a new directive titled: “Instructions on strengthening bio-security management in microbiology labs that handle advanced viruses like the novel Coronavirus.”

Meanwhile, Steven W. Mosher noted in a Feb. 22 report for the New York Post that “It sure sounds like China has a problem keeping dangerous pathogens in test tubes where they belong, doesn’t it? And just how many ‘microbiology labs’ are there in China that handle ‘advanced viruses like the novel coronavirus?’”

In all of China there is only one such facility, located in the city of Wuhan “that just happens to be . . . the epicenter of the epidemic,” Mosher noted.

The U.S. government has provided some pushback to this Chinese propaganda. White House National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien last Wednesday, called out the Chinese for mishandling the virus outbreak. “This outbreak in Wuhan was covered up,” O’Brien said, noting that the cover-up delayed a global response by two months.

We can expect more disinformation coming out of China in the next weeks and months about the origins of COVID-19, but attention should increasingly be focused on Wuhan, China, especially on the Chinese government Level-4 bio-containment lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Paul Crespo is a defense and national security expert. He served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. He holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. Paul is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and a Contributor to American Defense News.

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  1. China is guilty of using Biochem warfare on us and that’s that.
    The Prez should act accordingly toward China – what they meant for us to go into an economic collapse is what they deserve and all the dead that go with that.

    1. Time to give these disgusting no good subhumans what’s been coming for years and just what they need, a total collapse of their economy and system. If this isn’t the last sdtraw, I sure don’t know what is. the chinese have been doing SHIT like this for years and this it, period! Time for the USA to divest all business doings in china and bring the jobs these disgusting bastards have stolen over the years back to the USA. and as for all chinese nationals living here in the USA, time to go, back to china immediately and absolutely no more tech visas issued to chinese as 100% are spies and anyone caught spying for china, the death penalty. No more namby pamby BULLS**T and dealings with these bastards who aren’t friends of the USA, never were friends of the USA and never ever will be friends of the USA. All businesses shall divest all interest in china and return the jobs out sourced to china or face stiff fines and if they go bankrupt, tough SHIT. This is the only way yo deal with traitors to the American way. Time for the world court to issue economic sanctions against china for this deliberate release of this biological agent. Anyone thinking this was an accident needs to wake up go back to school and get their heads out of their asses NOW! The USA doesn’t need china and will do fine without china. What has china done for the world and the USA other than flood the place with cheap poorly made substandard crap, foods unfit for humans and animals and all this filth and disease. Who here’s sick and tired of all this BULLS**T from china?

  2. Perhaps China did do the unthinkable. We don’t know that for certain. What we do know for certain is there are many so-called Americans that have jumped on the band-wagon of trashing ANYONE who is in there doing the hard work of guiding us through this…almost as though a massive dying of Americans would prove their point that DJT is the cause. SHAME….I don’t buy it and am still waiting for the numbers to match the contrived hysteria. MAGA/KAG

  3. Every couple of years the world gets a new and more deadly virus from China. If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a bio weapons lab and the CCP is conducting bio warfare against the rest of the world. If it kills off a few million of their own people, they don’t care. They have a few billion more to replace them.

  4. The naysayers or anti-Trumpers are the one’s pointing the finger. The truth is China
    is where the corona virus started in Wuhan China area and close to the lab. However, that is not going to solve the Corona virus pandemic. What China really needs to do is provide any/all research and test data that will support the use of the antivirals we are hearing about like HydroxiChloriquine. They obviously have something they and Taiwan is using that seems to be helping. I agree with comments we need to be less dependent on other countries like China, Russia, Iran, Iraq, etc. Our govt. needs to listen to Trump and quickly move away from dependence on China to help prevent future
    attacks like the Corona Virus.
    Ex Vet & Patriot

  5. I do not have any concrete proof, but I have a very strong opinion that the Chinese communist I’ve been playing with stuff for years! And this one got away from them and they don’t want to be held responsible for it because it’s going to cost the rest of the world a tremendous amount of money and lives! So I am not surprised that they are trying to deflect the location of the viruses origin from their lab in Wuhan to the United States! Oh okay

  6. Election interference. They want their buddy in the White House, Quid Pro Joe, et al. No need for negotiations necessary.

  7. I don’t know why more people don’t believe in this. China has proven over and over again that they can not be trusted. We need to use this time to start making our own stuff so we can stop relying on them.

  8. These people are communist they hate America and they stick together.I live in California they help illegal aliens before any of us Americans. This has had to be all plan, illegal aliens cutting trees here in the santa clarita. I told them none speak English. Traitors

  9. There is very little doubt in my mind that this intentional from China to bring down our economy and DJT because of the impact DJT has had on the China economy and exposing them to the world as liars and cheats. Would not surprise me to find the Demoncrats cooperating with China (as we know, Sleepy Joe likes to kiss their A**). Lets pray that the American Patriots are paying attention and step to the plate in November to run as many Dems and Rinos out of Congress as possible. God Bless America, Her People and Our President and His Family and Team! MAGA/KAG????

  10. No matter what I write on this page is never printed because it says it was already said by me. But i will try again. The Chinese gov,t. hates the USA, they don,t care about their own people’s lives. It was just like the Ebola strain which was released in the air years ago in Va. When the staff went to work they realized what happened and burned the building down. Unfortunately China DIDN,t do anything to stop the threat or tell our gov,t. about it. This should not surprise anyone. It,s very scary and very sad too. I,m an old fart but I worry more about the younger adults and their kids than I do about this killing me. I pray for you all, God bless America and all of you reading this.

  11. Since when was the US Army allowed into China in the first place. The Army would be the first to be kept out, just like they are doing to our news media now.

  12. China is not our friend. They are our number one enemy of all at this time. We need to eliminate them from our society and everything about them .We have let them in and it’s gonna be hard to get rid of ,but it Hass to be done

  13. China is the new USSR. They want to spread their ideology & be the global leader. They will eventually succeed, thanks to previous administrations incompetence and naivete.

  14. Oh yeah, RIGHT!!!! Why in the world would the US Army have anyone in China and why would China allow US military in their so-called country?!?!?!?

  15. lindsey graham is trying to get more of them over here right now !! Look it up . They need to pay for what they have done to Us and the world . Its time we and the world break ALL ties . Thank GOD for President Trump , His Family and All wo support Him .

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