Chinese researchers of bat-related viruses studied a sample which had a 96 per cent genetic match to Covid-19 as early as 2013.
1.Their ‘risky’ research found in 2015 that the disease was transmissible from bats to humans.
2. Information on asymptomatic carriers of the disease was ‘kept silent’ by the Chinese state.
3. Beijing started censoring search engines in December to stop any internet surfing relating to the virus;
4. The World Health Organisation followed China by denying evidence of human-to-human transmission until late January despite concerns raised by neighbouring countries’;
5. The Five Eyes countries lashed out at China for criticising other countries’ flight freezes while simultaneously locking down Hubei Province
China lied about the human-to-human transmission of coronavirus, made whistle-blowers disappear and refused to help nations develop a vaccine, a leaked intelligence dossier reveals.
The 15-page document drawn up by the Five Eyes security alliance brands Beijing’s secrecy over the pandemic an ‘assault on international transparency’ and points to cover-up tactics deployed by the regime.
It claims that the Chinese government silenced its most vocal critics and expunged any scepticism about its handling of the health emergency from the internet.
Five Eyes — the pooling of intelligence by the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand — laid bare its scathing assessment of the Xi Jinping administration in the memo obtained by the Australian Saturday Telegraph.
Donald Trump has been leading the Western backlash to China, while Downing Street yesterday said ‘there are questions to be answered’ of Covid-19’s origins.
The smoking gun file claims to have found evidence the virus spawned in the Wuhan Institute of Virology, close to the wet market China says it came from.
But the paper describes how the state buried all early signs of the disease by ‘destroying’ laboratory samples and bleaching market stalls.
It's a damning portrayal of a mass cover-up.
The Five Eyes dossier paints an alarming image of increasingly authoritarian powers used by Beijing to hide its disease to the wider world.
One of the most critical aspects of the report is of China’s lack of transparency over how the disease spreads.
The file points to a ‘deadly denial of human-to-human transmission’ in the early stages of the outbreak in Wuhan.
Intelligence gathering reveals China had ‘evidence of human-human transmission from early December, but continued to deny it could spread this way until January 20.
The World Health Organisation echoed Beijing’s claims despite officials in neighbouring Taiwan and Hong Kong raising concerns, the report says.
The report reveals China then started censoring news of the virus on search engines from December 31, deleting terms such as ‘SARS variation, ‘Wuhan Seafood market’ and ‘Wuhan Unknown Pneumonia.’
Anecdotal reports from the time also suggested Beijing’s hand in hiding evidence of the then-unknown disease from the internet.
On January 3, China’s National Health Commission then reportedly ordered virus samples be destroyed and issued a ‘no-publication order’ about the virus.
The papers highlight that China imposed travel bans on people travelling throughout the nation but continued to tell the rest of the world travel bans were unnecessary.
‘Millions of people then leave Wuhan after the outbreak and before Beijing locks down the city on January 23.
‘Thousands fly overseas. Throughout February, Beijing presses the US, Italy, India, Australia, Southeast Asian neighbours and others not to protect themselves via travel restrictions, even as the PRC imposes severe restrictions at home. Doctors and scientists who tried to raise the alarm about the virus and China’s handling of it have also vanished or been punished, according to the documents.
Huang Yan Ling, a researcher at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and thought to be patient zero for the global pandemic, mysteriously disappeared and her biography was deleted from the lab’s website.
The institute has denied she was patient zero and said she is alive but she has not been heard from since.
Other whistleblowers including businessman Fang Bin, lawyer Chen Qiushi and former state TV reporter Li Zehua are reportedly being held in extrajudicial detention centres for speaking out about China’s response to the pandemic.
The dossier shows some disagreement among the Five Eyes nations over whether the virus originated in the Wuhan lab or the wet market.
It claims the nations were probing the possibility the virus was leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, with several studies led by scientist Dr Shi Zhengli being cited as concerns in the report
The dossier outlines that Zhengli and her team have conducted research in the lab into deadly bat-derived coronaviruses, with at least one of the virus samples being a 96 per cent genetic match for COVID-19.
‘Yes, I have. Yes, I have,’ Trump said when asked if he had seen proof the virus originated in the institute.
He would not divulge what the evidence was that confirmed his suspicions. In Britain, Number 10 would not be drawn on the specifics of Mr Trump’s comments but reiterated its desire for an international probe into the start of the outbreak.
However, Australia has maintained the virus most likely came from the Wuhan live animal market and said there was only a 5 per cent chance it came from the lab.
Australia’s own connections with the lab were also documented in the dossier,
It's reported that the Australian government trained and funded key scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, as part of an ongoing partnership between the CSIRO and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The team members worked in the CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory where they carried out research into deadly pathogens in live bats.
It also was revealed in April that the Wuhan Institute of Virology had received a $3.7million grant from the US government, and had been carrying out research on bats.
Snopes fact check has been very quick to refute that it was The Obama administration who provided the $3.7 million grant to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. However, we see that the Trump administration only provided Approximately $700,000. Obama was responsible for the $3 million perhaps Snopes don't realise that contracts had been signed. Or perhaps they do, who knows with Snopes perhaps they know better than the Five Eyes Intelligent Service, however, I doubt it don't you dear readers?
How the outbreak in Wuhan snowballed into a global pandemic
2013: Chinese researchers collect bat virus samples which were later found to have a 96 per cent match to Covid-19.
November 9, 2015: Wuhan laboratory announces they have created a coronavirus.
December 6, 2019: The first evidence of human-to-human transmission occurs when a wife contracts a pneumonia-like disease after her husband displayed similar symptoms after visiting the Wuhan wet market.
December 27: Beijing announced a new coronavirus which had infected 180 people.
December 31: Chinese state officials start monitoring the internet for searches of the unknown virus.
January 1, 2020: A handful of Wuhan medics raising the alarm bell on the virus are arrested.
January 3: China bans scaremongering about the new virus.
January 10: Chinese official Wang Guangfa insists the outbreak is ‘under control’.
January 11: China reported its first coronavirus death.
January 23: Wuhan was put into lockdown.
January 30: The WHO branded the outbreak a global emergency.
February 7: Dr Li Wenliang who spoke out about the virus died after contracting it.
April: Wuhan revises up its cases as other countries wrestle the global pandemic.
The world had better wake up to what China has been up to. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, farts and smells like a duck then its a DUCK.