(FiveNation.com)- The editor-in-chief of the Global Times, a Chinese state-run newspaper, just made the shocking claim that it is “reasonable” to maintain a belief that the COVID-19 virus was released from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
It supports claims made by former President Donald Trump that the virus likely came from the Chinese laboratory. The former president was relentlessly mocked and smeared by the left-wing press and Democrats for making the claims, and the suggestion from the Chinese Communist Party-run newspaper is a huge slap in the face to Republicans who have been seeking the truth about the virus for over a year.
It’s also unclear whether the comments are part of a carefully planned propaganda campaign, or whether the editor, Hu Xijin, is about to get in a lot of trouble with the Chinese communist regime.
“It’s reasonable to maintain suspicions about the laboratory, but the search’s scope must be expanded,” he claimed.
From his suggestion that the search’s scope must be “expanded,” it appears possible that the comment is part of a propaganda effort to direct investigations to other places. Possibly even the United States.
It wouldn’t be the first time China tried to shift the blame. During the early days of the pandemic, China attempted to point the finger at American soldiers, pushing a debunked conspiracy theory that the virus originated in the United States and was brought to China via the U.S. military.
In the video below, Hu claimed that there are a “lot of signs” that the virus came from a United States bio lab in Fort Detrick, but didn’t provide any of those “signs” or explain any of the evidence to suggest that could be the case.
He even claimed that the United States was engaging in “political manipulation” by pointing the finger at China.
How exactly do Chinese communists think they can just get away with unleashing a virus on the entire world by claiming it came from the other side of the planet?