Lunch News - 13 April 2020 Re: China
What do Soros and Xi's predecessor Jiang Zemin have in common?:
1). They (or their families and associates) both hate Xi.
2). They (or their families and associates) both invested together in a respiratory virus related company in Wuhan.
3). Their associates are at risk of being rounded up and prosecuted for corruption by their country's current administration. (Deep State corruption is in China too, as it is in the Ukraine and the US)
Motive, opportunity and connection... not proof but very suspicious...
The China coronavirus has connections to former leader of the Chinese Communist Party, Jiang Zemin. For starters, Jiang is the grandfather of Jiang Zhicheng, Who has a controlling interest in WuXi AppTec,.
Documents from the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2011 show Soros Fund Management LLC invested heavily into WUXI Pharmatech Caymen, Inc.
WuXi AppTec, as it is now called, has a facility in Wuhan, China. The company provides validated research including in vitro (HTS, SAR screening support) and in vivo disease models incardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic and infectious diseases.
You can’t do virology research and development in China unless you have a government (most of the time DoD or CDC) contract. The reason for this is that you can’t get viral specimens, have a secure facility, and transport specimens and conduct the experiments on live animals without the clearance. In the specific case of WuXi AppTec, it is almost certain that their work was supervised by the Chinese Intelligence services.
(Doesn't this begin to sound a lot like our own Deep State, but in China?)
In January of this year, a few months ago as the coronavirus was first being reported in China, the Wuhan Institute of Virology applied for a patent on a US drug, Remdesivir, used for the treatment of Ebola and coronavirus infections. George Soros invests in WuXi.
Jiang married Wang Yeping in 1949, and had two sons together, Jiang Mianheng born in 1951 and Jiang Miankang born in 1956. Jiang Mianheng went on to be a successful academic and businessman, working within the Chinese space program, and founded Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation.
Jiang Zemin has had a long-running friendship with the singer Song Zuying, Chen Zhili and others.Following the rise of Xi Jinping, Song and other Jiang loyalists, including her brother Song Zuyu, fell under investigation for corruption.
Jiang Zemin’s son is Jiang Mianheng, is an ex VP of the China Academy of Science (CAS), where he was responsible for the design, funding and construction of the P4 Lab in Wuhan. The younger Jiang also is a partner with Chen Zhu, another ex-VP of CAS, who was responsible for the design, funding and construction of the P4 Lab. He is now president of the Red Cross Society in China.
The current director of the P4 Lab is Yuan Zhiming. Mr. Yuan is a partner with Jiang Zemin’s grandson, Jiang Zhicheng.
Chinese Doctor Shi Zhengli was part of a team that working on a coronavirus project jointly with US doctors in 2014 before it was shut down by the DHS for being too risky. The HHS in 2014 sent a letter to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where they announced they were going to defund the program.After the work stopped in the US, the Chinese moved forward with the project and ran research and development in Wuhan at the Wuhan Virology Center. From Shi Zhengli’s papers and resume, it is clear that they successfully isolated the virus in the lab and were actively experimenting with species <-> specie transmission.
Some of the questionable virus work was funded by US Taxpayers:
The Chinese laboratory at the center of scrutiny over a potential coronavirus leak has been using U.S. government money to carry out research on bats from the caves which scientists believe are the original source of the deadly outbreak.
The Wuhan Institute of Virology undertook coronavirus experiments on mammals captured more than 1,000 miles away in Yunnan which were funded by a $3.7 million grant from the US government.
US Congressman Matt Gaetz said: 'I'm disgusted to learn that for years the US government has been funding dangerous and cruel animal experiments at the Wuhan Institute, which may have contributed to the global spread of coronavirus, and research at other labs in China that have virtually no oversight from US authorities.'
On Saturday, Anthony Bellotti, president of the US pressure group White Coat Waste, condemned his government for spending tax dollars in China, adding: 'Animals infected with viruses or otherwise sickened and abused in Chinese labs reportedly may be sold to wet markets for consumption once experiments are done.'
The $37 million Wuhan Institute of Virology, the most advanced laboratory of its type on the Chinese mainland, is based twenty miles from the now infamous wildlife market that was thought to be the location of the original transfer of the virus from animals to humans.
According to documents obtained by The Mail on Sunday, scientists there experimented on bats as part of a project funded by the US National Institutes of Health, which continues to licence the Wuhan laboratory to receive American money for experiments.
The Wuhan Institute, which keeps more than 1,500 strains of deadly viruses, specializes in the research of 'the most dangerous pathogens', in particular the viruses carried by bats.
Chinese officials decided to build the institute after the country was ravaged by an outbreak of SARS in 2002 and 2003. SARS, another kind of coronavirus, killed 775 people and infected more than 8,000 globally in an epidemic.
Last week, further doubt was cast on the animal market theory, however, after Cao Bin, a doctor at the Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital, highlighted research showing that 13 of the first 41 patients diagnosed with the infection had not had any contact with the market.
'It seems clear that the seafood market is not the only origin of the virus,' he said.
From a Dagny post Feb 20th:
Soros was out to destroy Xi and his social credit system:
Soros, who promotes liberal causes through his charities, said during a speech on Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that China was the wealthiest, strongest and technologically most advanced authoritarian regime in the world.“This makes Xi Jinping the most dangerous opponent of open societies,” Soros said.
Soros said Xi was wielding Chinese technology companies to develop artificial intelligence and a nascent social credit system that would allow China’s “one-party state to reign supreme”.
He said U.S. President Donald Trump should drop trade disputes with other countries and focus on China, while cracking down on Chinese technology firms, such as Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] and ZTE Corp, which could be used to assert authoritarian control.China has said it would create a “social credit system” by 2020 to reward or punish individuals and corporations, using technology to record various measures of financial credit, personal behavior and corporate misdeeds.
7JANUARY 25, 2019
Billionaire left-wing philanthropist George Soros told the New York Times in an interview published Friday that China is a “mortal enemy.”
Though Soros has often pushed for free trade, he told the Times that China had not played by the rules and that its values were at odds with those of the “open society” to which he had devoted his political life: “I consider Xi Jinping’s China the worst threat to an open society,” he said of China’s president, repeating a declaration he made this year in Davos, Switzerland, that prompted China to retort, “We hope the relevant American can correct his attitude.”
Mr. Soros, who has long encouraged free trade as a strategy to open up otherwise closed countries, said that the strategy had not worked in China the way he had expected and that more intervention was needed.
Mr. Soros, pointing a finger in the air, called China “a mortal enemy” and said the West gave it too much of the benefit of the doubt.
“We should recognize it: It’s a different system. It’s totally opposed to ours, diametrically opposed to ours,” he said. Perhaps to qualify his words, he added: “I’m not anti-Chinese at all. I’m just anti Xi Jinping.” 25 Oct 2019
From a post on 3 March:
This does fit a pattern for Soros: Soros made his initial fortune via shorting the pound in 1992, and nearly breaking The Bank of England.
Black Wednesday's Underlying Causes
When Britain joined the ERM, the rate was set to 2.95 Deutsche Marks per Pound Sterling with a 6 percent permissible move in either direction. The problem was that the country's inflation rate was three times that of Germany's, interest rates were at 15 percent, and the country's economic boom was far into a period of unsustainable growth, which set the stage for a bust period.
Currency traders took note of these underlying problems and began shorting the Pound Sterling. More specifically, they bought one currency, such as the Deutsche Mark, using the Pound Sterling. This allowed them to profit as the Pound Sterling fell in value by comparison to the other currency. George Soros was one of these bearish currency traders, amassing a short position of more than $10 billion worth of Pound Sterling.Perhaps there is a similar setup going down as we speak.
((( Soros ))) is a large contributor as well. WuXi PharmaTech Inc.- opened a biological-chemical tech center in Wuhan.WuXi PharmaTech is listed here -
The WHO was in collusion with China in a way that damaged the whole world...
"The W.H.O. really blew it. For some reason, funded largely by the United States, yet very China centric. We will be giving that a good look. Fortunately I rejected their advice on keeping our borders open to China early on. Why did they give us such a faulty recommendation?"
The head of WHO threatens Trump with Body Bags...
Dr. Tedros deceived the world and praised China’s efforts in fighting the coronavirus despite their continued lies to the global community.
Dr. Tedros deceived the world. At one point, he even praised China’s ‘transparency' during its coronavirus response efforts despite a mountain of evidence showing the regime concealed the severity of the outbreak. This deception cost lives. https://t.co/ymmnCTeV8O — Martha McSally (@SenMcSallyAZ) April 3, 2020 On Tuesday President Trump threatened to defund the “China centric” World Health Organization.
Director Ghebreyesus: “Please don’t politicize this virus… If you don’t want many more body bags then you refrain from politicizing it.”
All the more ironic humor due to the consumption of dogs in China:
Screams from the furnaces as people still alive were cremated to make room for patients with better prognoses:
Locals in Wuhan, where the Chinese coronavirus pandemic originated, have heard screams coming from funeral home furnaces, and some treated in hospitals say they saw workers put living coronavirus patients in body bags, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported on Monday.
RFA noted that it could not independently verify that the Chinese Communist Party was burning coronavirus patients alive, nor has the Communist Party confirmed or denied the rumors. Yet the rumors persist that, to make room for new patients in Wuhan’s overcrowded hospitals, medical staff chose older patients less likely to survive the infection and shipped them to incinerators while they were still alive and conscious.
RFA quoted a source “close to the funeral industry” identified only as Ma who said that he had heard reports of “people restrained and forced into body bags when they were still moving.”
“Some people are saying that … there are video clips of screams coming from funeral homes, from inside the furnaces … which tells us that some people were taken to the funeral homes while they were still alive,” Ma added.
Ma also noted the existence of video testimony from an anonymous older woman who had been treated at a Wuhan hospital, presumably for Chinese coronavirus.
“One old lady was saying that they put one guy into … a body bag when he wasn’t even dead yet, and took him off to the crematorium because there was no way of saving him,” Ma told RFA.
Video of an older woman speaking anonymously to a camera began circulating on social media in February in which she said she witnessed a patient next to her at a Wuhan hospital stuffed into a body bag while still alive.
“He’s not dead, his feet and hands are still moving,” the woman says, “[They] wrapped him in a plastic body bag and zipped it up.”
“She said that the man was weak but was still breathing when medical workers ‘bound his head’ and then his hands and feet, which were ‘still moving,’” Taiwan News reported, noting that she also lamented that the hospital where she received care had no other treatments available for coronavirus patients besides oxygen.
The woman said she felt older patients at the hospital were treated “like dead dogs.”
Zero new cases? Nope.
Somewhere in #Wuhan, people moving body secretly as “zero new cases” has become a political task, and communities dare not break the “zero new cases” record, so they arrange to have the body moved at midnight. #CCPVirus #COVID2019 #Coronavirus #CoronavirusPandemicpic.twitter.com/L2doNCTT1A — Jennifer Zeng 曾錚 (@jenniferatntd) April 7, 2020 Meanwhile in China, where the pandemic broke out, not a single new coronavirus death was reported. https://t.co/ooXkR9X2L5 — NBC News (@NBCNews) April 7, 2020
There are still recent videos showing people falling down on the ground in China. No one even dared approach the man to help him because hospitals are no longer helping patients with the Coronavirus.
State Mike Pompeo reiterated his accusation that China, Iran, and Russia have engaged in "disinformation campaigns" about the coronavirus pandemic, saying they were seeking to sow "confusion" about its origins.
But propaganda from states such as China, Iran, and Russia has peddled conspiracy theories about the pandemic, such as COVID-19 being created and spread around the worldby the American military.
China and Iran face accusations of attempting to cover up the scale of the coronavirus epidemics in their countries, deflecting attention from their actions through disinformation and hiding the true number of cases and deaths in their official figures. Both deny this.
The EU has been monitoring alleged Russian efforts to spread disinformation about the coronavirus to undermine public confidence in Western health systems.
"We have seen it not only from Iran and Russia but from China and others as well trying to tell a narrative," Pompeo told journalists at a roundtable by telephone, according to a transcript from the State Department released on Wednesday.
"And the narratives are different, but each of them has the same component, which is to avoid responsibility and try and place confusion in the world, confusion about where the virus began but also confusion about how countries are responding to it and which countries are actually providing assistance throughout the world."
Fox News ^| 3/13/2020 | Barnini Chakraborty | Fox News Now that the number of new people infected with the coronavirus in China is slowing, the country's Communist Party is ratcheting up threats against the West, with a particularly nasty warning about access to life-saving drugs aimed at the United States.
In an article in Xinhua, the state-run media agency that's largely considered the mouthpiece of the party, Beijing bragged about its handling of COVID-19, a virus that originated in Wuhan and has spread quickly around the world, killing nearly 5,000 people and infecting thousands more. The article also claimed that China could impose pharmaceutical export controls which would plunge America into "the mighty sea of coronavirus." https://www.foxnews.com/world/chinese-deny-americans-coronavirus-drugs
Stick and Carrot:
Chinese billionaire businessman Jack Ma on Friday offered the United States 500,000 coronavirus test kits and a million masks, as the country faces a shortage of kits for diagnosing the potentially deadly disease. In a statement on Twitter, the founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba said, "drawing from my own country's experience, speedy and accurate testing and adequate protective equipment for medical professionalsare most effective in preventing the spread of the virus."
"We hope that our donation can help Americans fight against the pandemic!" he said in the statement, which was posted by the Jack Ma Foundation.
Ma, who is China's richest man, said that over the past weeks, his organizations had helped provide similar supplies to virus-hit countries such as Japan, South Korea, Italy, Iran and Spain. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-03-chinese-billionaire-jack-ma-virus.html Chinese state media have mistranslated comments made by U.S. officials during a recent congressional hearing in order to push the Chinese regime’s new propaganda narrative: that the novel coronavirusoriginated in the United States.
This claim was then amplified by a spokesperson for China’s foreign ministry, who raised the question of whether the U.S. military introduced the virus to China. The global pandemic originated in Wuhan, capital of China’s Hubei province, where thousands have died of the disease caused by the virus, COVID-19. Chinese media outlets first promoted the U.S. origin narrative in late February, after China’s top epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan saidat a press conference that there was a possibility the novel coronavirus did not originate from China.
Several Chinese state media outlets publishedwrong translations of an exchangebetween U.S. Representative Harley Rouda (D-Calif.) and Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) during a hearing on March 11.
Rouda asked Redfield whether there was a possibility that some people in the United States died of COVID-19 before they were properly tested and diagnosed for the novel coronavirus, as the symptoms are similar to the seasonal flu. Redfield replied: “Some cases have been actually diagnosed in that way in the United States today.”
But Chinese state-run media mistranslated this exchange to insinuate that Redfield admitted to people dying of COVID-19 earlier in the flu season in the United States.
Global Times, Beijing News, and other outlets also cited CDC statistics to give Chinese readers the impression that large numbers of Americans have already died of the virus. “According to the U.S. CDC, at least 34 million Americans are infected with influenza this season, and 20,000 of them have died.”
On March 12, Zhao Lijian, spokesperson for China’s foreign affairs ministry, posted on Twittera video of the exchange along with the mistranslated Chinese subtitles. Then, in English, he wrote: “Some influenza deaths were actually infected with COVID-19, Robert Redfield from US CDC admitted at the House of Representatives.”
In a second tweet, Zhao insinuated that the CDC had covered up the real number of coronavirus infections. “CDC was caught on the spot. When did patient zero begin in US? How many people are infected?…It might be US army [sic] who brought the epidemic to Wuhan,” he wrote.
https://www.theepochtimes.com/chinese-regime-aggressively-pushes-narrative-that-coronavirus-came-from-us_3270167.html The article then suggests the travel ban imposed on China - including the restriction of people who have visited China - was 'unkind,' and has had a 'great economic impact' on the country. US government officials, such as Secretary of Commerce Rose, US Secretary of State Pompeo, and US White House Economic Adviser Navarro, have publicly gloatedover China's new crown pneumonia epidemic, saying that the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia epidemic in China is good for the United States and will help companies return to the United States.
It also called on companies around the world to consider the risks of China's supply chain. Even the infamous "Wall Street Journal" published an infamous article "China is a real patient in Asia", and the "New York Times" in the United States also published a document condemning the closure of Wuhan in China as a violation of human rights. The American culture of falling rocks is really shameless.Today, Feng Shui is taking turns, and the United States has become a victim of the new crown pneumonia epidemic. At this time, China has not fallen into rocks and has not condemned the United States. At this time, the United States should recognize its mistakes. Apologize to China for your actions. -Xinhua (translated)
If China retaliates against the United States at this time, including a travel ban or a strategic restriction over medical exports, America would be "plunged into the mighty sea of coronavirus.” Xinhua notes that "most of the drugs in the United States are imported," and that "most masks in the United States are made in China and imported from China," an that if restricted, the US won't be able to take "the most basic measures to prevent the new coronavirus.” Indeed (via F. William Engdahl of New Eastern Outlook):
80% of present medicines consumed in the United States are produced in China.This includes Chinese companies and foreign drug companies that have outsourced their drug manufacture in joint ventures with Chinese partners. According to Rosemary Gibson of the Hastings Center bioethics research institute, who authored a book in 2018 on the theme, the dependency is more than alarming.
Gibson cites medical newsletters giving the estimate that today some 80% of all pharmaceutical active ingredients in the USA are made in China.
“It’s not just the ingredients. It’s also the chemical precursors, the chemical building blocks used to make the active ingredients.We are dependent on China for the chemical building blocks to make a whole category of antibiotics… known as cephalosporins. They are used in the United States thousands of times every day for people with very serious infections.”
The made in China drugs today include most antibiotics, birth control pills, blood pressure medicines such as valsartan, blood thinners such as heparin, and various cancer drugs. It includes such common medicines as penicillin, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), and aspirin. The list also includes medications to treat HIV, Alzheimer’s disease, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, cancer, depression, epilepsy, among others. A recent Department of Commerce study found that 97 percentof all antibiotics in the United States came from China.
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/china-hints-blackmail-over-pharmaceutical-exports-would-plunge-us-mighty-sea Trump and China have a subtle argument: President Donald Trump said that the Chinese Communist Party provided information that was false about the COVID-19 coronavirus, which emerged in Wuhan, in his first critical comments towards the regime’s handling of the outbreak. “China was putting information which was false that our military gave this [virus] to them,” he said. “That was false, and rather than having an argument, I have to call it where it came from. It did come from China.”
He was responding to a question from a reporter about his Twitter post on Monday evening, where he referred to the novel coronavirus as a “Chinese virus.” “I didn’t appreciate the fact that China was saying that our military gave it to them,” he said. “Our military did not give it to anybody.”
The president told reporters the term doesn’t create a stigma against China and described the term as accurate.
Several weeks ago, White House national security advisor Robert O’Brien said that the Chinese regime silenced doctors and whistleblowers during the early phases of the outbreak, costing the “world community two months to respond.”
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-china-was-putting-out-false-information-about-coronavirus_3275485.html Is this a form of biological warfare? A Chinese Communist Party-employed “journalist” just attempted to gain entry to the White House press briefing room while running a fever.
This is the journalist turned away from the White House press briefing for having a fever. He’s from the outlet CGTN—an English language channel that is Chinese owned. https://mobile.twitter.com/RaheemKassam/status/1238885648897134592 China continuing to try to control the narrative: The No 3 Women's Prison in Yunan Province in #China. #CCP has been recruiting prisoners to act as their "Internet Commentators". After earning enough merits, prisoners can be released earlier. And this is their work rules. Very interesting! I always treated the Chinese Virus very seriously, and have done a very good job from the beginning, including my very early decision to close the “borders” from China - against the wishes of almost all. Many lives were saved. The Fake News new narrative is disgraceful & false!