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Typical CCP playbook. First deny it exists, destroy evidence, lie to everybody, then play the victim and finally posture as hero.

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The truth will never be known. How can Europe and the US have such severe cases and China so mild. Did they make this virus and innoculate their citizens beforehand?

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Let's be clear. The authoritarian Chinese regime failed to heed warning signs of an emerging epidemic, and then tried to cover up the problem as the death toll climbed, going so far as to lie to the World Health Organization. These failures directly led to Covid-19 spreading globally, causing the deaths of thousands of people, and causing catastrophic damage to the global economy. In short, in an effort to hold on to power, Chinese leaders killed huge numbers of people and caused untold economic and personal hardship.

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China shouldn’t be trusted. Why did we trust them with their initial numbers?

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China shouldn’t be trusted. Why did we trust them with their initial numbers?

I agree.

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The truth is KNOWN . Do you honestly trust the figures given by the Chinese authorities? Any scientific proof that Chinese infections were milder? There was no one to verify this. Lies, lies and lies by the CCP in order to save face. State propaganda. . Now China is playing the saviour after causing the death of thousands of people worldwide. Shameful! China should pay damages to all the countries it infected with the Wuhan virus.

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@WilliB

Typical CCP playbook. First deny it exists, destroy evidence, lie to everybody, then play the victim and finally posture as hero.

The same can be said of the current WH administration and its leader!

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No mention of the possible second wave that may have already begun in Jia County, Henan Province, China.

Over 500000 now in a new lockdown as we speak.

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The CCP sheds crocodile tears for the masses to soak up but I highly doubt that there are any Chinese now that are falling for this. The real number of dead in China is somewhere above 120,000 and climbing but doubtful we will ever really know unless the CCP is overthrown from within China.

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No word of apology to the world.

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The truth will never be known.

Possibly.

How can Europe and the US have such severe cases and China so mild. Did they make this virus and innoculate their citizens beforehand?

Reckless and irresponsible conspiracy theories are not the truth.

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Reckless:

The truth will never be known. How can Europe and the US have such severe cases and China so mild. Did they make this virus and innoculate their citizens beforehand?

A much simpler explanation is that the CCP simply is lying. Having kicked out the foreign reporters, a closed internet, and social control system helps tremendously. If you want reliable data, look at countries whose data you can trust.

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A much simpler explanation is that the CCP simply is lying. 

yup, occam's razor right there.

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Clippedy Clop:

Sounds like both. Liars and flimsy weaklings.

I completely agree that CCP is lying. But you regard XI as a "weakling"? Can you explain how?

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If China had done this. If China had done that. If China hadn’t lied. Why does it matter? If my aunt had balls, she’d be my uncle.

Reckless raised a good point.

Did they make this virus and innoculate their citizens beforehand?

The only question I have is whether or not this was by design.

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quercetum:

If China had done this. If China had done that. If China hadn’t lied. Why does it matter?

Why does it matter? Because we have a world-wide epidemic now, thanks to the actions of the CCP. And notice I am saying CCP and not "China". It is the CCP that wants to obfuscate the distincion. Taiwan did not give this present, it was the government of mainland China.

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WilliB, how nice you link the virus with China. But what is your basis for doing that ? China first reported the breakout, it doesn't necessarily mean that the breakout happened first in China. It is quite clear by now that the breakout happened long ago without being reported. Even if it did happen in China, it is still within the Chinese border.

It is your govt to protect you from it happening inside your country, because it is your sovereign right to do so, not Chinese sovereign right.

You blame wrong govt.

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Purely Showplay.

Today is the usual Tomb sweeping day of the Calendar.

It just happened to be convenient to have a "Patriotic" show of support for their CCP leadership by showing so much sadness for the few that died within their Country. So few... now, when compared to other Countries.

Will things change ? Not unless the CCP is tossed out.

Sadly, I suspect, the next big thing coming is a fight with Taiwan, especially with the US Naval forced being hampered by the current Virus.

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akie, wtf pls explain

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The country that spares no bounds in demonizing all things Japan for 'whitewashing' its history, now sees fit to rewrite history to make itself the 'hero' in the coronavirus pandemic.

Truly shameless and wicked.

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CCP PR

There is much more important stuff to be swept in China than graves.

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The math doesn’t check out. Its claim of 3,300 is absolutely impossible. Even being generous with estimates when comparing to deaths around the world, it can’t be less then 10,000.

China mourns tens of thousands who died in country's coronavirus epidemic

FIFY, CCP.

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Akie:

WilliB, how nice you link the virus with China. But what is your basis for doing that ? China first reported the breakout, it doesn't necessarily mean that the breakout happened first in China.

I link it with the CCP. And when the virus first appeared in Wuhan (which is in China, not?), the CCP initially suppressed the information and even ordered the first test results of the virus at Wuhan university destroyed, and ordered the scientist who had gone to the public to shut up. If the CCP had been honest with the world about the virus, we would not be where we are. Yes, this is the CCP virus.

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WilliB,

Ff China didn't stop the virus by extreme method, what the world will be right now ?

If this were started in your country, what will the world be by now ?

I think you should be appreciative for what China did to protect not only Chinese but also you.

You can say whatever you want to say, that is your freedom defined by you, but the fact is not kind to your imagination.

What do you want China do ? To issue unconfirmed wrong information to the world ? China wasn't prepared to the breakout, the virus is new and so many things we still don't know. Just because we don't know something then we become to cover something up, what logic is that ?

You want China to tell you something that China doesn't know, who should tell China ?

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Ff China didn't stop the virus by extreme method, what the world will be right now ?

In a worse spot no doubt. But you can't ignore the fact that the CPP, in their effort to pretend there wasn't a problem so as to not adversely affect their image, allowed the problem to explode in Wuhan in the first place through their inaction.

I was just listening to a scientist on this matter who was saying that the longer an area puts off social distancing, the larger the surge of cases they see when the surge comes. The CPP tried to ignore the problem in Wuhan, which is why it hit so hard there, but took quicker more decisive action in other areas, which is why the virus was better controlled in those areas.

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quercetum:

If China had done this. If China had done that. If China hadn’t lied. Why does it matter?

Why does it matter? Because we have a world-wide epidemic now, thanks to the actions of the CCP. 

What is there to discuss about China causing the pandemic? Everyone knows that already.

Talking about if they had done this or that does nothing.

Did they plan this by design?

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I was just listening to a scientist on this matter

What do experts know? It’s not as if they’ve studied extensively in their area of expertise.

who was saying that the longer an area puts off social distancing, the larger the surge of cases they see when the surge comes. 

And there it is. Social distancing is key. One way to think about it is:

"This is a reminder that during COVID 19, please remember to keep at least 1 large alligator between you and everyone else at all times," Leon County said on Facebook. 

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/04/us/social-distancing-florida-alligator-trnd/index.html

That allows for about four people per train carriage.

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Akie is asking is China responsible for protecting U S citizens in the US.

Willie B comes back with a CCP comment. Then is the CCP responsible for protecting Americans?

and ordered the scientist who had gone to the public to shut up.

He was accused of spreading rumors and causing panic. Why was the captain of the Theodore Roosevelt carrier fired for pleading for help?

If the CCP had been honest with the world about the virus

Im not sure why you seem to be surprised by this. It’s like if your house is robbed and you go around saying the robber was a bad guy.

Pandemic breaks out and each country handles it differently with their own agenda. Japan doesn’t test. China tests but results inaccessible. 90,000 infected in China versus 360,000 makes little difference. So the actual numbers are higher. Then what? You still have to protect your own citizens.

It’s different though if this is biowarfare and an intentional release of a deadly virus designed to cripple, which is what Reckless brought up.

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Typical CCP playbook. First deny it exists, destroy evidence, lie to everybody, then play the victim and finally posture as hero.

The same could equally be said of Trump and the Republicans.

Xi and the CCP are playing much of the Chinese population the same way that Trump and the Republicans manipulate the +/- 40% of the US electorate that support Trump.

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