China news roundup / Nachrichten 2020-05-03/04

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First posted on Hive.

English news:

Five Eyes network contradicts theory Covid-19 leaked from lab

"workers in the lab may not have always used full protective equipment, and that in one instance a bat urinated on a researcher who did not subsequently become ill"

--- Actually reported by Chinese news at the time, & they made him out to be a hero for his commitment.

"American scientists who have worked with the Wuhan Institute add its safety standards are comparable to Western equivalents"

--- Yeah, so Western researchers go into bat caves without PPE?
Regarding the title, cf.:

US government report assesses China intentionally concealed severity of coronavirus

"China likely cut its exports of medical supplies prior to its January WHO (World Health Organization) notification that COVID-19 is a contagion
[...] the report does not conclude whether the actions of the Chinese government were nefarious"

--- Nefarious? Don't know, but definitely nationalist & selfish.

"US intelligence was "rigorously" examining whether the outbreak was "through contact with infected animals or if it was the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan.""

--- So, no "theory Covid-19 leaked from lab" to contradict. Trumpish election drivel doesn't count as a theory.
Also cf.: China pushes back against US claims that coronavirus originated from Wuhan lab

Exclusive: Internal Chinese report warns Beijing faces Tiananmen-like global backlash over virus

"The report [...] concluded that global anti-China sentiment is at its highest since the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, the sources said"

--- How could that be? Isn't benevolent emperor Xi's leadership not enlightened enough? Nah, it must be a Western conspiracy.

The money or our sovereignty: China leaves us no choice

"It's business as usual for Beijing to preach mutual respect and non-interference while intimidating countries to get its way."

--- Politics with Chinese characteristics.

Coronavirus: Wuhan evacuee 'should never have left China'

"He believes China has done "everything right""

--- & the BBC doesn't even ask this idiot about the cover-up, beating & pillorying people who didn't wear masks, aso.

"Mr Raw said he will not return to China until there is a vaccine for Covid-19 making it safe for his mother, who has dementia, to travel"

--- Well, he can't return now, anyway, because no foreigners are allowed in (unless they earn China money, like SK businessmen).

‘Put on a mask and shut up’: China’s undiplomatic diplomats hit back at critics

"The undiplomatic invective matches the swagger of Xi Jinping’s China"

--- Yep, but finally it shows the world what to expect from an ever more powerful China.

Allegations of doctored films fuel concerns about Beijing propaganda

"the video is an “artfully created montage”"

--- Lies in commie propaganda? Totally unheard of.
(BTW, forum copy of an FT article.)
Meanwhile, Chinese in Italy (literally) shit on good China-Italy relations.

Japan to pay firms to leave China, relocate production elsewhere as part of coronavirus stimulus

"More than US$2 billion of the country’s record economic stimulus package will be used to help companies move production away from China"

--- Good idea, but probably just a drop in the ocean.

China's New ‘Ethnic Unity Law’ is Seen as Effort to Sinicize Tibetan Culture

"the new law requires equal participation by non-Tibetan ethnic groups at all levels of government and in schools, private business companies, religious centers, and the military"

--- See? It's just about equality, absolutely no hint of discrimination in that law. At all. We just need to trust the CCP & emperor Xi.

Coronavirus: WHO urged to lift ban on Taiwanese reporters

"From 2009 to 2016, when Beijing was seeking a rapprochement with Taiwan, the UN and WHO nonetheless issued accreditation without any problem to Taiwanese media outlets and journalists"

--- What? The WHO does whatever Beijing wants? That's impossible. Isn't it?

Video News:

--- China Uncensored interviews Anders Corr, publisher of the Journal of Political Risk and principal at Corr Analytics:

--- Sky News (AUS): "If China has 'nothing to hide' it would welcome independent investigation"

--- CBS News: "Report: International intelligence dossier alleges China mishandled coronavirus response"

Not in the news (yet):

A house church when Chinese cops show up

Chinese politicians have very strict seating arrangements

Deutsche Nachrichten:

Maas verlangt Transparenz von China

"Die ganze Welt hat ein Interesse, dass der genaue Ursprung des Virus geklärt wird"

--- Die ganze Welt? Nein, ein klitzekleines Land mit roter Fahne stellt sich tapfer diesem Druck entgegen & verweigert jede Mitarbeit.

15 Jahre Haft für chinesischen Journalisten

"Im Sommer 2018 war Chen Jieren zusammen mit seiner Frau und zwei Brüdern festgenommen worden. Kurz zuvor hatte er in China mehrere Artikel veröffentlicht, die regionalen Parteiführern Korruption und Betrug unterstellten."

--- Ist ja auch unerhört. Korruption darf nur die Xi-Fraktion ihren Opponenten unterstellen. Alles andere ist staatsgefährdend.

China-Versteher machen alles noch schlimmer

"Wer die Kritiker des chinesischen Regimes pauschal als Rassisten und Hetzer verurteilt, der lädt eine besondere Schuld auf sich: Sie oder er missachtet die vielen mutigen Chinesinnen und Chinesen, die sich ihrer Regierung entgegenstellen"

--- Jau.

"Ferner streiten diese Kritiker die Existenz universeller Menschenrechte oder eines Wertekodex generell ab. Es seien westliche Werte, die man den Chinesen nicht missionarisch überstülpen dürfe."

--- Dem läßt sich einfach entgegenhalten, daß die VRC beim Eintritt in die UN ja die universellen Menschenrechte anerkannt hat. Von daher gilt: selber schuld. Sollen sie sich halt wieder aus den UN verabschieden, wenn es ihnen nicht paßt.

Das alte China lebt – in Taiwan

"Während die Roten Garden in der Kulturrevolution der 60er-Jahre auf dem Festland nahezu alle Tempel, Klöster und archäologischen Stätten in Schutt und Asche legten und jegliche religiöse Anwandlung zu tilgen versuchten, blieben die Tempel und Traditionen in Taiwan unangetastet."

--- Taiwan, das bessere China.

Dieser australische Zahlungsdienst will China erobern

"Analysten gehen davon aus, dass der chinesische Gaming- und Social-Media-Riese dem Unternehmen helfen könnte, nach Asien zu expandieren"

--- Oder man will einen potentiellen Konkurrenten im Auge behalten, um ihn zur Not rechtzeitig aufkaufen zu können.

Deutsches Video:

--- Welt: "USA werfen China Züchtung des CORONAVIRUS vor"

--- Hirnrissiger Titel.

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