Last Updated on April 21, 2020
According to two opinion pieces from the Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece, The Global Times, the US was labeled as “a primitive society” and “no match for China.”
The Daily Mail reported that the Global Times wrote that the US was “no match for China in terms of anti-epidemic organization and mobilization” as well as another opinion piece making the suggestion that “American democracy is dying”–despite boasting an appalling recent human rights record.
Another opinion piece titled “Smearing China a lame trick to aid reelection for White House” blasted America’s handling of the pandemic, calling it “like that of a primitive society,” shortly after telling America that the coronavirus–not China–was their enemy.
According to the Daily Mail, part of the column read:
‘The COVID-19 spread in the US is almost like that of a primitive society. It should not have been like this if the US had the slightest science and organization,’ the Chinese state media outlet said.
‘To put it bluntly, the U.S. is no match for China in terms of anti-epidemic organization and mobilization.
‘The US political system has been hit by the pandemic on its weak side and we were willing to show understanding for that. After all, every system has its weaknesses,’ the newspaper asserted.
China has drawn fire from many major international players, such as the US, UK, France, and even Germany.
Regardless of accusations of a disinformation campaign and cover-up, the column still maintains that “the Chinese government has done its utmost to fight the epidemic” and that “China’s achievements stand the test of time and all kinds of doubts. The Trump administration only wants to shirk responsibility by blackening China.”
The economic damage caused by the coronavirus to the G7 countries is estimated to be in the region of $4 trillion.
When China recently revised the cumulative death toll of the outbreak’s epicenter, in Wuhan, a spokesperson assured reporters that China was not launching a cover-up and that the Chinese government did not permit cover-ups.