CCP is running scared! China Intimidates COVID-19 Critics, Blocks Probe Into Virus Origins
Updated: Jan 9
Worldwide, the lowest cost to human lives and economies is for everyone to decouple from CCP asap! Decouple by cutting off all trade and financial services with CCP! CCP is much weaker than it looks!
CCP is pulling out all the stops to try to make sure it is NOT held responsible for anything by anyone! If the democratic countries of the world are unable to pushback and find the truth the future is bleak for everyone on Earth!
The greatest FEAR of the totalitarian Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is that the world will wake up and hold CCP responsible for the origin and spread of novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes COVID-19. CCP is a virus that creates viruses! HK protests have successfully unmasked the true face of CCP and Emperor Xi Jinping.
The world must demand that CCP complies and performs according to its UN obligations including W.H.O. 'International Health Regulations' (IHR) (2005). IHR requires CCP to act as a 'good neighbour' and to be open and truthful with the world about this virus: if CCP can not act appropriately then CCP must be decoupled!
WTPOHK has called for an international independent inquiry into W.H.O. and China and novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes, COVID-19. Why did CCP spread this virus which originated in China around the world? Is this a lab created virus?
Wuhan virus Covid-19 is a paradigm shift in consciousness! Global concerns, values and priorities have necessarily changed since 2019.
The democratic rule OF law countries are now at WAR against CCP's arbitrary rule BY law. The sooner that CCP can be decoupled from China, the sooner the world can move on without this criminal organization that is responsible for the deaths of more than 77million Chinese citizens!
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First battle of 2021: Origin of the virus｜Simon Lau Sai-leung
Apple Daily 5 January 2021 (format added)
In a recent interview given by China’s foreign minister Wang Yi to mainland media, he said that China’s year-long fight against the global pandemic can be summarized by six “best”:
He said that China “was the first country to report cases to the world,”
Took the most “rigorous” control measures to fight the virus,
Conducted the largest-scale “online” exchanges on epidemic response with the support of science and technology,
Provided urgently needed assistance by launching the largest global emergency humanitarian campaign since the founding of New China,
Did their best as the largest manufacturer of medical supplies, and were the first to pledge to make vaccines a global public good,
Wang claimed that China raced against time and was the first country to report cases to the world.
He further asserted that more and more research suggests that the pandemic was likely to have been caused by separate outbreaks in multiple places in the world.
The local government officials had initially covered up the novel coronavirus but in Wang Yi’s words, China has become the global leader in the fight against the epidemic and the first to “sound alarm bells across the world.”
Now we understand why the article in which Dr. Yuen Kwok-yung had pointed out that Mainland’s bad habit of eating game is a peril to the world, had to be withdrawn. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has long started to carry out the “dodging campaign” for the 2021 post-coronavirus era when all countries seek the origin of the virus.
When Wang Yi made this statement, it was, of course, the tone set by the official main theme. At the same time, the Associated Press published an investigative report, citing internal documents and sources that the CCP is strictly monitoring all research involving the origin of the virus, including the confiscation of research samples, and prohibiting government-funded experts from publishing their research results to the public. The government has demanded strict scrutiny of the release of information on the epidemic, and that any violation “causing serious adverse impact on society should be held accountable.” This document was ordered directly by President Xi Jinping.
The [AP] report said that the CCP, through manipulation of the media, actively promoted the belief that the virus might not have originated in China.
Nonsense and lies are two different things. The CCP has chosen “nonsense” as a response to international accountability, and its primary goal is to evade responsibility in one of two ways.
First, the Wuhan pneumonia originated in another country and was then introduced to China, so China is the victim. But in this case, which country is the “other country”? This involves slander and is bound to cause even more controversy. Whether it is Italy or Spain that is being defamed, countries in the EU will surely denounce the CCP’s shameless behavior.
The other way is to be vague and muddle through. That was what Wang Yi was trying to do, saying that the virus had many origins and that there were cases all over the world, but they were not discovered as early as the CCP, and that the Chinese were extremely responsible in announcing it to the world very quickly.
They seem to have forgotten that the first major outbreak was in Wuhan which was then spread to other countries. These news were merely from one year ago. Do they think the international community will accept Wang Yi’s “theory of unknown origin”? In fact, the CCP knows that it is difficult to turn black into white. The world has freedom of the press, investigation and fact check.
This kind of nonsense is believed to be for the purpose of internal control after setting the tone for the incident, and the purpose is twofold.
First is to prevent all research on the origin of the virus from being made public, including those by Hong Kong experts.
Secondly, in the event that Australia, the U.S., or other countries demanded that a delegation be sent to investigate the case, on the pretext that the West was stigmatizing China, that it was anti-China, that it was ignoring the “six best” of the CCP, that it was jealous of the great achievements of the CCP in leading the global fight against the epidemic, the wolf warriors would launch a series of “scathing attacks.”
They would then call on the people to fight against the West’s use of the epidemic to smear the CCP, to unite under the leadership of the Party, and to firmly deny that the virus originated from the consumption of wild game.
This script is all too familiar. In 2003, the SARS epidemic was caused by the consumption of wild game, and the virus was introduced by people from the mainland who came to Hong Kong for medical treatment. Hong Kong became an epidemic center killing 299 people.
Today, the origin of SARS is missing from the official narrative, leaving only how the CCP helped Hong Kong fight the epidemic. The failure to reflect and review the situation has led to the continued trade in the wild game more than a decade later.
Moreover, it has infiltrated into the market of the common people, resulting in another epidemic of the novel coronavirus in 2019, which has infected the world and killed more than 1.83 million people as at Jan 4, 2021!
The “Chinese model” is to celebrate sombre occasions as happy events. Trials and tribulations rejuvenate a nation. Everything can be achieved through party leadership. The problem is that the sombre matter on hand involves nearly 2 million lives around the world, how can it be a joyful celebration?
(Simon Lau Sai-leung, political commentator)
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China Intimidates COVID-19 Critics, Blocks Probe Into Virus Origins
RFA 7 January 2021
The Chinese government is carrying out a campaign of harassment and intimidation against people seeking to hold it to account for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a New York-based rights group. The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has harassed and intimidated people lodging complaints and filing lawsuits linked to the initial coverup of the emerging pandemic in the central city of Wuhan, and over abuses stemming from lockdowns, including lack of access to medical care, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a Jan. 6 statement on its website. "The Chinese government’s narrative that it has won the Covid-19 ‘war’ is conditioned on silencing those who speak out about failings in the government’s pandemic response and abuses committed under the pretext of stopping the spread of the virus," HRW China researcher Yaqiu Wang said. "Repressing victims of abuses and their families is a cruel addition to the harm they’ve already suffered," she said. The criticism came as Beijing barred a team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) from entering China, following months of negotiations over their trip to discover more about the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was "very disappointed" with the entry ban, which comes as the CCP tries to redirect the global narrative away from the pandemic's origins in China, insisting that it may have been brought there from overseas. "Today, we learned that Chinese officials have not yet finalized the necessary permissions for the team's arrivals in China," Tedros said on Jan. 5. "I am very disappointed with this news, given that two members had already begun their journeys and others were not able to travel at the last minute," he said.
'Frustrating, disappointing' WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan told Tuesday's briefing that the experts were being held up because their visas hadn't yet been approved. "We were all operating on the understanding that the team would begin deployment [on Jan. 5]," he said, calling the situation "frustrating and... disappointing." Scientists initially believed the virus jumped to humans at a market selling exotic animals for meat in the central city of Wuhan. The prevailing theory now suggests the virus' spread may have been facilitated by conditions in the market rather than making the initial cross-species jump there. From late January to early April 2020, the CCP imposed draconian restrictions on movement on the 11 million residents of Wuhan, cutting off public transportation links to, from and within the city. When quarantines or lockdowns are imposed, the authorities are obligated to ensure access to food, water, health care, and care-giving support, according to the HRW statement, which cited a number of rights abuses during the early weeks of the pandemic in China. "Officials were seen sealing apartment doors to prevent people from leaving their homes," it said. "Some residents were chained to metal posts for purportedly violating stay-at-home orders." But those who have filed lawsuits or other official complaints have been harassed, HRW said, citing the harassment of Zhang Hai, who sued the government over the death of his father, and Yan Min, whose 24-year-old daughter died of COVID-19 after catching it in a hospital where she had sought treatment for something unrelated. "In some cases, police intimidated relatives of critics, including elderly parents and children, when the critics refused to stop their efforts," HRW said. "The police ransacked one critic’s home and threatened his elderly mother. Police also threatened to expel a critic’s child from school." China researcher Yaqiu Wang said the official clampdown could mean the truth about the CCP's handling of COVID-19 may never come to light fully. "The Chinese authorities’ relentless surveillance, censorship, and prosecution of those critical of the government’s response to the pandemic means there may never be an honest accounting of the government’s role," she said.
Holiday travel sparks concerns Meanwhile, concerns are growing of a new wave of COVID-19 cases ahead of Lunar New Year on Feb. 12, when hundreds of millions of people typically take to planes, trains, and highways to spend the festival with their families. While the authorities are trying to encourage people to stay where they are, the government is also using an alert system in conjunction with nucleic acid testing to enable people to travel if they wish. A resident of Beijing surnamed Ma, who hails from the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, said the biggest travel flows come from migrant workers like herself going home for the New Year. "[We] can go back to our hometowns for the New Year ... if they are not in high-risk areas, and we need to do a PCR test," she said. "Anyone driving back needs to have a health code ... each location publishes its alert levels every day, so you can go if the alert level has fallen," she said. But she said the biggest question isn't whether workers can't get home; it's whether they will wind up stranded there and unable to return to work after the festival is over, because of a change in alert levels. "If you can't get back from there, then that's your job gone," Ma said. Reported by Cai Ling and Gao Feng for RFA's Mandarin and Cantonese Services. Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie.
One Year After Li Wenliang's Death, Whistleblower, Relatives Still Feel The Heat
RFA 4 January 2021 (format added)
One year after the death of whistleblowing Wuhan doctor Li Wenliang, authorities in the central province of Hubei are keeping his family under tight surveillance and restrictions, while his colleague and fellow whistleblower Ai Fen is no longer able to work after failing to receive treatment for a detached retina, RFA has learned. An official working in the Hubei provincial health administration said both Li's widow, children, and elderly parents remain under "stability maintenance" measures, one year after the ophthalmologist's death from COVID-19, which came after he and seven colleagues were reprimanded and questioned by police for trying to warn the world about the newly emerging pandemic virus. Faced with relentless pressure from the authorities, Li's widow has taken the couple's two children back to live in her hometown in provincial Hubei, the official, who gave only a surname Liu, told RFA. The authorities have also put huge pressure on Li's elderly parents, who have been unable to get over their son's untimely death, to prevent them from talking to the media, Liu said. Meanwhile, Li's erstwhile colleague and former ER director at Wuhan Central Hospital, Ai Fen, is no longer able to work after being misdiagnosed after problems with her vision, RFA has learned. Ai was one of the doctors who first sounded the alarm on Dec. 30 about the emergence of a mystery virus in Wuhan that seemed similar to SARS. The authorities detained and questioned eight of the doctors on Jan. 3, including Li Wenliang, who later died of the virus, accusing them of "rumor-mongering." Ai was given a stern reprimand after sending information about the early stages of the outbreak to the group of eight doctors, she wrote in a now-deleted essay published in China's People (Renwu) magazine.
'Can't reason with these people' Health official Liu said none of the doctors had done anything wrong. "What this person said was true; it didn't overstate the case at all," Liu said. "You can't reason with these people." "Every day they say that these are sensitive times, and that they're not allowed to say anything that could negatively affect the hospital," Liu said. "But if [the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP)] doesn't learn from its mistakes, how are we going to avoid making the same mistakes in future?" "They don't want us to talk: they just want us to sing their praises." A doctor at Wuhan Central Hospital who asked to remain anonymous told RFA that the authorities have confiscated passports, and Hong Kong and Macau travel documents from all of the hospital's doctors, apparently for "stability maintenance" purposes. Hospital party secretary Wang Weihua refused to respond directly when contacted by RFA for verification of the doctor's claim. "Who told you that?" Wang said. "What's the surname of this comrade?" "Whoever said this, I think it would be better to ask that person if they want to retract it, OK? Because we have a system for giving media interviews," Wang said. An official who answered the phone at the Wuhan municipal government declined to comment when contacted by RFA.
Forced to wait for treatment Liu, the Hubei health official, said Ai had been forced to wait two months for treatment after problems with her eyesight, because the ophthalmology department at her own hospital was shut down while Wuhan was under lockdown. She has now partially lost her vision as a result of the delay and misdiagnosis, Liu said. When contacted by RFA, Ai confirmed that she has a detached retina and loss of vision following the delay to her treatment due to the impact of COVID-19 on medical personnel in the city. "I thought it was just nearsightedness, so I went to see a doctor," she said. "It was very hard to get to see a doctor in a public hospital ... three of the doctors in our own ophthalmology department had died." She said doctors at Hubei Aier, a large, specialized eye hospital, hadn't taken her problem very seriously. "They told me that I just had cataracts, and then replaced my lenses with a very advanced lens," she said. "After [the operation] I told them I still couldn't see properly, but they didn't really take much notice of that." "Then, in October, my retina became detached. Actually, my vision problems were caused by an issue in the fundus [back of the eye], but they didn't check," Ai said.
'Inconvenient' to comment She declined to comment on Li Wenliang or the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan, however, saying it was "inconvenient," a phrase that is often used by people who are under pressure from the authorities. But Ai had further allegations about Aier Ophthalmology, which forms part of a secretive chain of medical businesses and hospitals run out of Putian in the southeastern province of Fujian, suggesting that they had deliberately allowed her retinal detachment to worsen. In 2016, the CCP banned its state media from reporting on the activities of Putian-linked facilities -- which have business ties with police and military hospitals -- after a public outcry after the death of a patient, Wei Zexi, in one of them. The People's Liberation Army (PLA)'s business dealings are generally a forbidden topic for news media, and the authorities were keen to avoid triggering an outpouring of government anger over the scandal, sources told RFA at the time. Aier spokeman Li Jinzhou denied that the company was a part of the Putian network, when contacted for comment by RFA. "Judging from one of our own test results, there was no direct relationship [between Ai Fen's retinal detachment and the cataract operation]," Li said. "To answer your other question, we are not a Putian hospital."
Network of vested interests Li declined to comment on Ai's claim that Aier sponsors all major ophthalmology conferences in China. However, Ai said the company had sent her a fake scan after she asked to see her initial scans from before the operation. "They knew that there was a problem with my eye and didn't tell me; they just watched my retina detach," she said. "I asked them for the scan from before the operation, and they actually gave me a fake." "Later, they panicked and called and said that all of the data had been deleted, owing to lack of system memory," she said, adding that she plans to use iris-scanning technology to prove that the scan they sent was a fake. Ai said she feels obliged to speak out about Aier, which has business ties with ophthalmology departments across China. "If professionals like me won't speak up, how are ordinary people going to do it?" she said. "Last year, I ... didn't speak out ... but this time I have no thought for my personal interests; I want to change the status quo in this industry." Ren Ruihong, a former head of critical illness at Chinese Red Cross, said Ai is facing down a massively powerful and corrupt network of vested interests in taking on Aier. "In this kind of hospital in China, the players and the referees are all in cahoots," Ren told RFA. "Too many of these people are intertwined with the National Health Commission." "They have a colossal amount of money ... how can you basically go head to head with the entire ruling class and expect to have any effect?" Reported by Xiaoshan Huang and Chingman for RFA's Cantonese Service, and by Hwang Chun-mei for the Mandarin Service. Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie.
Chinese hospital chain denies botching operation after COVID-19 whistleblower [Ai Fen] goes nearly blind
Apple Daily 5 January 2021
A Chinese hospital chain has denied the accusation of a prominent patient that its medical team in Wuhan botched her eye operation, leaving her nearly blind in one eye.
The patient, Ai Fen, is a medical doctor from Wuhan who rose to national prominence as a whistleblower who was among the first to issue warnings about the COVID-19 outbreak last year.
Ai underwent cataract surgery in May at a Wuhan hospital owned by Aier Eye Hospital Group Co. But instead of recovering the vision in her right eye, her eyesight has been deteriorating. Her retina detached in October, according to a video she posted on Weibo, China’s microblogging site.
The hospital defended itself on Monday, saying the operation went smoothly despite Ai’s accusations of malpractice.
However, the stock market cast a vote of distrust against the hospital, as Aier Eye Hospital Group Co.’s share price plunged by nearly 9% on Monday on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, closing at 68.22 yuan (US$10.56).
Ai is the head of the emergency department at the Central Hospital of Wuhan, where the first COVID-19 patients were first reported. The pandemic made her a household name across the country.
Her account of her botched eye surgery has sparked heated debate in China’s cyberspace and received wide coverage in mainland media.
The hospital chain said in a statement on Monday that the operation had nothing to do with Ai’s retina detachment. The operation went smoothly, the hospital insisted, and the retina detachment occurred five months later. Ai’s extreme myopia was a high-risk factor for retinal detachment, the hospital said.
The hospital also countered Ai’s claims that the doctors did not examine the internal lining of her eye, known as the fundus. It said the hospital’s records show that such examinations took place before and the day after the operation. The hospital also denied that it falsified test results from an examination held before the operation.
However, the hospital admitted that the records of some patients are incomplete because doctors failed to record problems or anomalies in a timely fashion.
Ai told the media that the hospital’s failures of management are illustrated by its own internal investigation report and its refusal to take responsibility. “It’s pointless, no matter how much you pay me [to stop complaining]. I’m not representing just myself, but those who hope privately run hospitals can reform their operational model,” she said.
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