Amid numerous reports pointing to the responsibility of the Chinese Communist Party in putting millions of lives and the global economy at huge risk due to its lies about the coronavirus outbreak, Cardinal Charles Bo of Myanmar has called on China to apologize to the world and pay compensation for the damage caused.
“There is one government that has primary responsibility for what it has done and what it has failed to do, and that is the CCP regime in Beijing,” the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Yangon wrote in an op-ed published in UCA News.
The cardinal clarified that “it is the CCP that has been responsible, not the people of China, and no one should respond to this crisis with racial hatred toward the Chinese.”
He stressed that when the virus first emerged, “the authorities in China suppressed the news.”
“Instead of protecting the public and supporting doctors, the CCP silenced the whistleblowers. Worse than that, doctors who tried to raise the alarm — such as Dr. Li Wenliang in Wuhan Central Hospital who issued a warning to fellow medics Dec. 30 — were ordered by police to “stop making false comments,” he wrote.
Anonymously speaking to Bloomberg, three officials said the U.S. intelligence community noted in a classified report to the White House last week that China lied about the extent of the COVID-19 outbreak, under-reporting the number of infections and deaths.
“The reality is that we could have been better off if China had been more forthcoming,” Vice President Mike Pence said on CNN earlier this week. “What appears evident now is that long before the world learned in December that China was dealing with this, and maybe as much as a month earlier than that, that the outbreak was real in China.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Anugrah Kumar