“While The Epoch Times began publishing reports of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus on Jan. 2, most outlets had yet to pick up on the story because of the CCP’s lockdown on information. Three months later, over 200 countries and territories have been infected and the CCP virus has caused over 85,000 deaths infecting at least 1.4 million, but information is murkier than ever.
“We’ve pretty much heard every rumor under the sun. We’ve heard every theory, every crazy rumor, we’ve heard all these different narratives,” said Joshua Philipp, award-winning investigative reporter and host of the show “Crossroads.”
The rumors aren’t by accident: The CCP has been actively engaging in a disinformation campaign, and media outlets around the world have parroted the propaganda. As a result, entire nations have been operating under false information as they try to battle the pandemic within their borders.
…It should be very telling that the nine-person panel the CCP created to address the pandemic, once it finally acknowledged the virus in January, is filled with propaganda officials, said China affairs columnist Gordon Chang in the documentary.”
…The CCP has gone from denying the existence of the virus to spreading as many lies as it can to obscure the truth.”
[Why lie so much? Is it merely to hide the fact that the COVID-19 virus was engineered in a Chinese biological warfare facility in Wuhan? Or is it to stop the questions beyond that, which suggest that China’s government is pursuing unrestricted warfare, war by any means, justifying any amount of potential collateral damage, to bring an end to Western supremacy and dominance? Perhaps the truth they most fear people will realize is not the China is guilty of creating this biological weapon – not even the economic fallout in which the world stops buying everything from China – but that this pandemic is just a clue pointing to other steps China is willing to take to pursue an undeclared and asymmetrical warfare approach to WWIII.]
At Zerohedge.com see the article:
“China is cracking down on publication of academic research about the origins of the novel coronavirus, in what is likely to be part of a wider attempt to control the narrative surrounding the pandemic, documents published online by Chinese universities appear to show.
Two websites for leading Chinese universities appear to have recently published and then removed pages that reference a new policy requiring academic papers dealing with Covid-19 to undergo extra vetting before they are submitted for publication.
Research on the origins of the virus is particularly sensitive and subject to checks by government officials, the notices posted on the websites of Fudan University and the China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) said. Both the deleted pages were accessed from online caches.
From the beginning, the CCP has not been forthcoming:
“We don’t know what’s there, but the fact that the Communist Party is covering this up should trouble us deeply,” China affairs columnist Gordon Chang said.”
“If these documents are authentic it would suggest the government really wants to control the narrative about the origins of Covid-19 very tightly,” said Tsang [Prof Steve Tsang, director of the SOAS China Institute in London] of the reports of new regulations.
It goes deeper, however, as a separate document obtained by the Guardian, which could not be independently verified, appears to be from the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University and also said publication of research into the origins of Covid-19 would need approval from the science and technology ministry.
Another notice, which appears to have been published on 9 April by the school of information science and technology at Fudan University in Shanghai, called for “strict and serious” management of papers investigating the source of the outbreak.
A source who alerted the Guardian to cached versions of the websites, and who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said they were concerned by what appeared to be an attempt by Chinese authorities to intervene in the independence of the scientific process. The person said researchers submitting academic papers on other medical topics did not have to vet their work with government ministries before seeking publication.
A technical analysis of the cached websites indicated that the posts were published on verified university websites before they were removed.
“Where the coronavirus originated is becoming more and more political…”
“Every country has diseases, but in China they become national emergencies and global emergencies, because the real disease here is communism,” Chang said.