The Chinese embassy in Australia is accusing the Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian newspapers of “spreading disinformation” for reporting that local Chinese companies—tied to the Chinese Communist Party—had stockpiled and shipped essential medical supplies to China in February.
Chinese Regime Allows Virus to SpreadIn February when the procurements were taking place, China was dealing with a full-blown epidemic of the CCP virus, commonly known as the coronavirus. Meanwhile, other countries were just starting to see their first clusters of COVID-19, mostly connected to travellers coming from Wuhan, the epicenter of China’s outbreak. Australia’s first case was identified in late January.
Another three days passed before Chinese authorities finally implemented the first containment measures for Hubei province—but it was too late. The disease had already spread around the country and overseas.
“We are paying the heavy price of a communist regime’s failure to live up to its moral and ethical duty in initially informing, and advising, and then in helping other countries deal with the epidemic,” Abetz said.
Lying about the outbreak meant the world’s defenses were down, said Australian One Nation Party Senator Malcolm Roberts. “That contributed to the rapid spread around the world. It gave people little time to be ready.”
Moving Needed Supplies Out of AustraliaMeanwhile, throughout January and February, Greenland Australia had been mustering the full resources of its Chinese regime-backed company to organise shipments of medical supplies to send to China. This story was reported by Sydney Morning Herald on March 26.
SMH reported that a whistleblower from Greenland Australia had told them that the company had been “instructed to put their normal work on hold and source bulk supplies of essential items to ship back to China.”
These items were sent in February to the Greenland Group’s global head office in Shanghai “as a donation to provide support at the frontline of the virus.”
Australia, alongside hundreds of countries, is suffering the severe public health and economic impact of the CCP virus pandemic sweeping the planet—a virus that might have been contained in Wuhan, China, had the Chinese communist regime not covered it up.