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SPECIAL: Why are Democrats, MSM Excusing Xi Jinping’s COVID-19 Catastrophe?

J Robert Smith

  • April 5, 2020
  • 5 min read

[Rep. Sean] Casten’s [D-IL] sin, in the National Republican Congressional Committee’s view, was a pair of conference calls during which he told constituents that China had acted “quickly” and “to their credit … shut down the entire province that this was in, and they seem to largely have isolated the cases.”

The Washington Post, April 3, 2020

Most critically, Beijing succeeded from the start in steering the World Health Organization (WHO), which both receives funding from China and is dependent on the regime of the Communist Party on many levels. Its international experts didn’t get access to the country until Director-General Tedros Adhanom visited President Xi Jinping at the end of January. Before then, WHO was uncritically repeating information from the Chinese authorities, ignoring warnings from Taiwanese doctors—unrepresented in WHO, which is a United Nations body—and reluctant to declare a “public health emergency of international concern,” denying after a meeting Jan. 22 that there was any need to do so.

Foreign Policy, April 2, 2020

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NEWSFEED TUESDAY: China: Celebrating 70 Years of Butchery and Oppression

J Robert Smith

  • Oct. 1, 2019
  • 3 min read

National Day is an important holiday in China’s political calendar and the authorities in Beijing have left little to chance: For weeks they have imposed an extensive security crackdown around the country and across the internet.

But as much as China wants to project a vision of itself as prosperous, powerful and unified, anti-government protests in Hong Kong threaten to overshadow the festivities.

— New York Times, September 30, 2019
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