In this coronavirus crisis, China has found itself front and center… in a variety of ways.
Not only were they the ORIGIN point of this global drama, but they were a key player in other ways, too.
They followed the footsteps of Soviet Russia in covering up the Communist Party’s failures in both containing and reporting the outbreak.
Worse than that, they concealed and falsified evidence that was inconvenient for them.
Had they taken action earlier — or allowed other nations to help — we would have gotten ahead of the spread. We could have contained, or at least mitigated the early spread of the virus.
Their patsy in the WHO was spreading China-friendly propaganda as the outbreak went global… first about the severity, later about the ‘racist’ nomenclature of calling it, correctly, the Wuhan ‘Chinese Coronavirus’.
When China shut down Wuhan — and beyond — we saw massive disruptions in our China-based supply chains. That gave us food for thought.
When we learned just how dependent on Chinese manufacturing our drug manufacturers were, that set off red flags.
When we later learned that China had been quietly buying up all of the world’s supply of PPE long before they let on how big a threat this was, cornering the market — and how we watched China try to extort people like Macron to agree to Huawei 5G in exchange for (potentially) life-saving PPE, we knew just how cut-throat the ChiComs could really get.
But what to do about it?
Japan, who has had a rocky relationship with China for a VERY long time, is taking some specific action.
The CCP likely had little idea of what their decision to remain silent about the coronavirus would ultimately cost China. It appears that the Japanese will be among the first to show them.
Bloomberg reports that Japan has allocated “220 billion yen ($2.2 billion) of its record economic stimulus package to help its manufacturers shift production out of China as the coronavirus disrupts supply chains between the major trading partners…The extra budget, compiled to try to offset the devastating effects of the pandemic, includes 220 billion yen (US$2 billion) for companies shifting production back to Japan and 23.5 billion yen for those seeking to move production to other countries, according to details of the plan posted online.” — RedState
Will they be the first of many to rethink their relationship with China?
China has used its status of the manufacturer for the world to leverage enormous global clout.
If their malfeasance in this crisis suddenly turns them into a global pariah, not to be trusted, that clout evaporates like dew in the morning sun.
The question is: will other nations follow Japan’s lead, and remove China from their supply chain… or nah?