China Warns Of Possible Armed Conflict With US Over Coronavirus Backlash

An internal report presented to Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top leaders concludes that global anti-China sentiment is at a level not seen since the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, and recommends preparing for a worst-case scenario of armed conflict with the United States, according to Reuters, citing people familiar with the content of the document.

The report, created by the China Institutes of Contemporary Internal Relations (CICIR) – which is affiliated with the Ministry of State Security – suggests that the wave of anti-China sentiment is led by the United States, which sees China’s rise as a global superpower as a threat to Western democracies.

One of those with knowledge of the report said it was regarded by some in the Chinese intelligence community as China’s version of the “Novikov Telegram”, a 1946 dispatch by the Soviet ambassador to Washington, Nikolai Novikov, that stressed the dangers of U.S. economic and military ambition in the wake of World War Two.

Novikov’s missive was a response to U.S. diplomat George Kennan’s “Long Telegram” from Moscow that said the Soviet Union did not see the possibility for peaceful coexistence with the West, and that containment was the best long-term strategy. –Reuters

Reuters, which hasn’t seen the paper, couldn’t determine to what extent the report’s grim outlook reflects positions held by China’s state leaders, nor how much it might influence policy. That said, it suggests Beijing is taking the threat of global backlash over the coronavirus pandemic – which Western intelligence agencies suspect originated at a Wuhan biolab which was experimenting with bat coronavirus, and had previous concerns raised over the pandemic potential of such research.

China’s early coverup of the outbreak – including silencing and/or disappearing whistleblowing doctors and journalists, lying about the transmissibility of the virus while hoarding personal protective equipment (PPE), quarantining Wuhan domestically while allowing international travel, and using the World Health Organization to run cover – has drawn global scorn as COVID has infected over 3.5 million and killed nearly 250,000 in five months.

Chinese officials had a “special responsibility” to inform their people and the world of the threat posed by the coronavirus “since they were the first to learn of it,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in response to questions from Reuters.

Without directly addressing the assessment made in the Chinese report, Ortagus added: “Beijing’s efforts to silence scientists, journalists, and citizens and spread disinformation exacerbated the dangers of this health crisis.” –Reuters

President Trump in recent days has been ratcheting up criticism of Beijing, while threatening new tariffs on China. His administration has been considering retaliatory measures over the outbreak, according to the report – which warns that anti-China sentiment could also threaten their Belt and Road infrastructure initiatives, and that Washington could take advantage by offering financial and military support for regional allies, which would in turn make the security situation in Asia more volatile.

On Monday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that President Trump is reviewing options to penalize China, adding that he expects Beijing to meet their obligations under the phase one trade deal.

“I have every reason to expect that they honor this agreement, and if they don’t, there would be very significant consequences in the relationship and in the global economy as to how people would do business with them,” said Mnuchin.

As Reuters notes, China’s Xi has shaped the country’s military into a fighting force equipped to win modern wars – expanding air and naval capabilities and reach in a challenge to over 70 years of US dominance in Asia.

China’s foreign ministry is now calling for peace and cooperation, saying “the sound and steady development of China-U.S. relations” are in the best interests of both countries and the international community, and that any words or actions that engage in political manipulation or stigmatization under the pretext of the pandemic, including taking the opportunity to sow discord between countries, are not conducive to international cooperation against the pandemic.

Trump, meanwhile, announced that he will cut off funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) for being “very China-centric.”

And while the world focuses on China’s response to the virus, Australia – where two scientists from the Wuhan Institute of Virology conducted coronavirus experiments overseas – has called for an international investigation into the origins and spread of COVID-19, while the so-called ‘five eyes’ Western intelligence agencies explore whether coronavirus escaped from the Wuhan lab – while operating under the assumption that it’s a non-modified virus of natural origin.

via zerohedge

55 comments

  1. CHINA SHOULD PUT THEIR BIG BOY PANTS ON AND ADMIT THEY SCREWED UP…AND TAKE THE HIT. PAY FOR YOUR CARELESSNESS TO THE WORLD…..OR WE CAN STOP BUYING FROM THEM. AND OF COURSE IF THEY WANT TO WAGE WAR THEN BRING IT ON…..

    1. Gee – Just because Trump has been beating the drums , insulting and denigrating the Chinese , trying to start a War to take Americans’ minds the utter failure of their Ignorant , Incompetent and Racist occupant of the White House ( He hasn’t been a President since he violated his oath of office in his inaugural speech during the Inauguration) now he’s surprised when the Chinese say “up Yours, A**hole” ?

      1. So you’re OK with China organ harvesting? You are clearly also OK with China controlling the global Asia sea lanes. You are also happy with the Chinese stealing our IP and selling it to everybody for their benefit. And of course, it’s great that NOBODY in China pays for a Microsoft Operating system for their PC’s, only the stupid Americans and Europeans. So FU Microsoft as well… China is not a friend but the Chinese people will eventually be their downfall.

  2. This threat of war from China is pretty much proof that the virus is a biological attack on America as a first strike.

    1. You are absolutely RIGHT , China Already Star A Biological WAR, Don’t be Fooly China is A Natural Enemy Of USA, Look they Are Imperialist MInd Structure , Like PUTIN. Let Mr Trump impose Tarif

    2. on the other hand Danny,nobody was singled out….Chinese people passed from this dred and then last count it invaded 183 nations around the globe. infecting 3,500,000 people and 250,980 died as a result…last statistics show sadly USA we are at 68,000 ish died… 🙁

  3. Start buying American, which we should have been doing for yrs ! Cars, machinery, computers, food, ect !!!! If we haven’t learned this time, then the illite of the world have won, and America will be lead to their u under handed ways … hind site is 20 20 … learn from history ! Dems have a hand in this also! To meany facts lead to them also. Our economy, racism down, company’s coming back , ect…

    1. Never ever vote for a commie pinko progressive Democrat again, That will assure they will be regulated to the dirt bin of history. PS: This includes RINO’s

        1. Not knowingly. Of course , Liberal Democrats lie and then they lie to cover up their lies, and then they lie to cover up their cover up lies.
          Their best trick is to get the news media to report on their lies. Once the lie is in the media , it becomes ” truth ” simply because it IS in the media.

    2. Correct and this should be a lesson so it never happens again, and the thanks for all this goes to the clintons and obamas.

    3. Always look for the “made in China Label” They are sneaky as they have companies in other countries that don’t label their products with made in china which of course is why they bought those plants. Volvo is one of those companies. They own the largest pork processor plant in N. Carolina but ship a lot of the meat to China process it there and send it back to the US. They own most of the Turkey processors in Minn. Then there are the US companies that build cars in China and ship them to the US. example Buick builds a lot of their cars there. The list goes on and on.

      1. They BOUGHT the U.S. Companies with good old U.S. Bucks from our 40 year trade imbalance. We bought all our stuff from them because their goods were cheaper and better made. Can you honestly say that 90% of the stuff in your house didn’t come from China , or Chinese-owned businesses ? If so, why ?

    4. I’ll bet you’re writing your illiterate screed on a computer made in China. Show your Patriotism ! Destroy your Chinese-Made Computer, and sit at home in your apartment above the garage at Mommy’s house until you get your first job. Or graduate from the sixth grade, whichever comes first. Then go out and buy an American Computer. I think Radio Shack is still selling their Tandy 64…….

    5. Yep, Rickey to many hands in to many lobbyists pockets.everthing was about profits,greed,and offshore accounts so big corporations paid no taxes….could you just imagine if amazon,and the likes paid their taxes here at home…??? im all for bring them corporations GM Buick China back home for Americans to build. there was a time in the 50-60-70’s when Detroit was King…sad,but true…

  4. China really is the largest 3rd World Country. The last 20 years the USA has given away the house, ever since Sam Walton passed ===THE HOUSE !!!! Remember when he stated that HE would NEVER SALE ANYTHING THAT WAS NOT ” MADE IN THE USA “. Let’s go back to that, BRING IT ALL BACK TO THE USA, which TRUMP WILL DO IN 2020, then we’ll see what happens to the minority of Chinese that run their country. The people of China will take take back their country —-but millions will die in doing so. The Island will take control of main land China… Thanks, Steve Whitlow a Vietnam Era Vet. 1965-1971..

      1. If Rump is re-elected , China will simply sit back and watch the U.S. economy implode and the population fight each other . Thinking that Nationalist China will ever get a foothold in Mainland China is beyond wishful thinking. P.S. I’m a Vietnam Vet too. That doesn’t give either of us a right to say stupid things on Chinese-made computers. And wishing for “Millions to die” shows how sick you are. Get help.

  5. China challenges the whole world by killing people with a virus that got away/or was released from their lab and now they are threatening WAR, makes a lot of sense…..NOT….!!

  6. China know the democrats will try impeachment #2 and try to take Trump’s power from him. Nancy thinks she’s the president. All these hard hit countries need to stick with Trump. If they all band together they can do something.

    1. Who’s not to say that this whole things wasn’t a combined action by both the Chinese Government and the Democraps, in Nov the Democraps knee their shame of a Impeachment was doomed to fail. At the same time Trump’s tariffs and new trade deals were wrecking China’s economy. What better way to ruin Trump’s support of the people, than to ruin our economy and get him removed from office by making it all seem to be his fault, with the help of the MSM.

  7. China developed this virus as a weapon AND IT GOT AWAY FROM THEM! That virus was going to be used as a weapon against us and our allies and it got away from them! Anyone thinking otherwise is NOT PAYING ATTENTION!!! We need sanctions against them immediately and send them a bill for the lives lost, the damage to the World Economy, especially our economy! They can’t be trusted!!

  8. I say cripple China, mark our debt paid in full let them see The USA is not to be played. I’m 62 and ready to go sign up to fight the fight. Let the DEM’s see what they have created and let it come bite them in the ass. Time for our US citizens to grow a set and stand up for AMERICA the land of the free. Stop the colleges from teaching how wonderful socialism is. If the professors really believe this then ship all them to china where they can live the life of socialism and see what it is really like. Then when they start teir crying and apology tour don’t let them come back. KEEP AMERICA GREAT……4 MORE YEARS and then some!!

  9. China’s latest actions prove that they are at fault with this virus. China’s refuse to take responsibility for their aggression toward the world. The war with China has already started by their biological warfare.

  10. When my dad came back from the Korean War, he keep telling me they should have let MacArthur nuke the Red Communist Party that they were a major threat to mankind. We could have put these parasites in their place then like Japan, now look what we have. Communist with nuclear weapons. The United States has a lot more people ready to run their mouth than fight wars. China has a lot more people ready to die in combat than run their mouth… Sua Sponte & God Bless🇺🇸

  11. Introduce the colleges to socialism. Start by putting all of there wages to minimum wage. They don’t need more and only for hours worked they owe this to there comrades.

  12. What is more troubling to me is the fact that Fauci is involved in the experimental research in 2016 and shipped it to China and gave them 3.4 million to continue research. Homeland Security told him to stop and he pursued overseas. So, he has a hand in creating the virus and has a hand in the vaccine? Fauci is very deep state connected. Also, he has a patent on a key component to be included in how the actual vaccine works. No wonder he nixed plaquenil. No money in it for him if that drug is touted. How about this scenairo? Democrats want Socialism in America. First, they must control the population. Send a virus over that Americans will readily comply and stay indoors “for their safety” . Americans let the government monitor their every movement and fall in line, so to speak. Now through this lockdown, many govenors have become dictatorial. Look at what is going on in Michigan, California, Illinois for example. Americans need to wake up. This is so much deeper than just a virus. The Democrats have stated, “we can fundamentally change America”. It is coming, unless WE THE PEOPLE stop it. Vote Republican, whether or not you like Trump, Democrats cannot get into power or be prepared to lose America as we know it.

  13. Why do we have so much talk from the politicians and no action, or it takes for ever if they ever do act. All of the dam democrats need to be put in front of a firing squad! PERIOD!

  14. THIS IS A VERY SAD SITUATION … I KNOW MOST OF YOU GUYS ARE ANGRY WITH CHINA FOR WHAT THEY’VE CREATED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD … BUT YOU ALL MUST REALIZE THAT IF WE GO INTO “NUCLEAR ATTACK” WHAT IS KNOWN AS “OUR WORLD” WILL DISAPPEAR … AND THAT IS VERY SAD … PARTICULARLY FOR ALL OUR GRANDCHILDREN … WHO DID NOTHING TO DESERVE “DEATH” … SO YOU GUYS CHANGE YOUR MINDSET – AND CEASE AND DESIST FROM ALL THESE NASTY REMARKS TOWARDS CHINA … THEY ARE AS DANGEROUS IF NOT MORE DANGEROUS THAN IRAN … AND WE DO NOT NEED ANOTHER WAR TO END ALL CIVILIZATION … THANKS FOR KEEPING ALL OF THIS IN MIND FOR THE FUTURE : ) G-D BLESS ALL OF YOU AND G-D BLESS AMERICA …

    1. Ruth Russo ; There is SO much more truth in your comment than many people realize. Nuclear warfare would produce so much radioactive “fallout” particles that natural winds would contaminate too much of the earth’s surfaces. And that factor is AFTER consideration of the unimaginable amount of destructive force from blast heat and shock waves and wind and possible tsunami waves. What we NEED to do is to keep China and rogue nations intimidated enough that they will not DARE to put any such scenario into action !!! That worked with the Soviet Union and the United States both understanding that nuclear war would bring “MAD” : Mutually Assured Destruction !!! The rogue nations who hold nuclear weapons are a very great threat to world peace, indeed ; because they COULD start such a chain of events among the major powers !!!

      1. tom youre right about nukes destroying everything. china and north korea dont need nukes.. just explode an EMP and the USA will shut down in less than 30 minutes. remember several years ago when the WHOLE NORTHEASTERN grid was shut down// was that a squirrel in a transformer or something more sinister!!??

  15. I think President Trump needs to advise the Chinese government that the United States will do what is needed to insure that China never inflicts any more deaths to the innocent people of America and the rest of the world!

    1. To Tom Streets; You are correct the nukes like the MK/ B-53 would cause a nuclear fallout if more than two were dropped. My point was if MacArthur would have dropped one. The Chinese wouldn’t be armed with nukes at this point. Army intelligence has been worried for years what could come in on a cargo ship from China…

  16. An armed conflict with China. Now that would be a disaster a lot worse then the coronavirus. I’m sure Trump knows this.

  17. China might want to think long and hard before opening their mouths, WE HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO SEND EVERY SLANT EYED ONE OF THEM STRAIGHT TO HELL !!! PERSONALLY, THAT IS WHAT I WOULD PREFER !! IT IS ACTUALLY VERY LONG OVERDUE !!! CHINA HAS BEEN ASKING FOR AN ASS WHOOPIN’ FOR MANY YEARS, WE SIMPLY HAVEN’T HAD A LEADER WITH ANY BALLS, UNTIL NOW !!!

  18. Gary Andrews ,
    Yes , hands in lobbyist’s pockets. But it is more than that. The government and big business are partners . Like hand in glove. Various government departments make regulations to protect big business. Agencies like the FDA and the USDA. One of the more recent one is the government certified organic label. What a farce. You can be certified organic by the government and yet still use chemicals produced by Monsanto on your produce. Do you see how it works ? The government says that it is safe to eat GMO products. Of course no one actually knows what the effects may be 100 – 200 years down the road. So , you want to eat GMO free ? How ? Nearly all commercial corn and corn products are now GMO. And it also includes soy beans , sugar beets. So now you are going to avoid sugar , and corn products. But the corn , soybeans and sugar beets are also fed to meat animals. You do eat meat don’t you ? And wheat ? That is to say , bread and the breakfast of champions. Why does this come about ? Because many of the policy makers in the USDA will retire and become Vice Presidents of Monsanto and Bayer. Hand in glove !
    Many large corporations shifted their manufacturing to China when Billy pushed his CAFTA through Congress. Enabling his billionaire Democrat friends to become multi – billionaires. You will hear the Democrats say that the rich should pay more in taxes. You may even endorse that notion. Do you know though that they consider the middle class as the rich ? Not as individuals but as a class of people the middle class have the most money.
    I don’t have any answers. I know that we are in the toilet. And I know that the Democrats have their collective hands upon the toilet handle and they are tugging at the handle.

  19. Steve Whitlow ,
    Sam Walton did not sell only made in U.S.A. products . But , most of his goods were made in the U.S.A. After he died his family took over Wal -Mart. That is when Wal – Mart began to change. It changed even more when during the 1990’s Billy pushed his CAFTA through Congress. You see , Billy owed the Walton’s big time for their assistance in helping him become the president. The Clinton’s have had a close relationship with the Walton’s for a long time. Hillary worked as a lawyer for them for ten years. Remember , both Billy and the Walton’s are from Arkansas. Bill has also had close ties with Russia since he went to school in England. Brokered the deal with Russia for Uranium 1 ? Later approved by Hillary as Secretary of State and other government dept. heads that were also directors of the Clinton Foundation.
    When it comes to the Clinton’s and the Democrats there are wheels within wheels and gears within gears. It’s been successfully concealed so that most people think of big business as Republican. The reality is that big business is mostly controlled by Democrats. John Kerry and Heinz for example. The Rockefeller’s ARE big oil . Beyond mere billionaires , the Rockefeller’s count trillionaires as family members. Billy’s CAFTA enabled his fellow Democrats to shift their manufacturing to China.

  20. Apparently China owns most of the US debt. We have been borrowing money for years to handle the amounts being spent by the government that is beyond what the government takes in each year.
    China owns massive amounts of the property in the US.
    We need to go back to the “Buy American” and eliminate all the “Made in China” from the store shelves. We also need to cut the Government down to “living within the budget” instead of just automatically spending more then our income and borrowing to make up the difference.
    We have many, many Asians living in the US and many of them are educated as Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacists etc. They are great people. It is the Leaders of China that we need to be against.

  21. The divisive lockdown of some states and cities have to end as soon as possible. Its because this country has to unite and be strong for the protection of our Homeland Security and coming and ongoing conflicts with the ChiCom Government and its military. America cannot afford to be weak, suffering and closed up at this time because of more political and economic conflict with China. The ChiCom Government will continue to lie and provoke confrontation. When our nation is strong and united, then our political will and military will be prepared to deal with this rogue Communist Government.

  22. One major problem we have in dealing with the Chinese Communist Party is “face.” They’ve been caught red-handed and they know it. Denying, concealing truth, and stooping to violence are three things they have no problem employing just to save how they appear before the world . . . face. Face is one thing they will stand by and act on. These folks think strategically and they’re patient (to a point). They are building land masses they can claim as sovereign territory and inject military power from. Don’t think for one moment they believe in playing fair.

  23. Ya FU Carl I bet you would suck 1 why dont you take your Chinese lovin ass to Wohan and eat you a bowl of bat shit because that is exactly what you are BAT SHIT CRAZY!!!!!!

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