The only thing that saved China from international rebuke back in 2020 was the fact that the world suddenly had much more pertinent issues to deal with in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.
But it’s impossible to forget that Beijing did just about everything in their power to diminish the severity of the crisis, even going so far as to send faulty information out to the rest of the world.
Now, amid reports that the virus was in fact an escaped bioweapon, (a theory that was arbitrarily oppressed by the mainstream media for years), the CCP is ramping up their effort to silence the narrative.
Communist China warned Elon Musk against addressing the coronavirus lab leak theory in case it impinges on his future business prospects in the country.
The Twitter CEO commented over the weekend on a post from “Kanekoa The Great” that questioned if the former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, had a role in creating the coronavirus.
“Dr. Anthony Fauci funded gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab, lied to Congress about it, and now both the FBI & the Department of Energy have concluded that the coronavirus originated at the Wuhan lab. Does that mean Dr. Anthony Fauci funded the development of COVID-19?” asked the account.
“He did it via a pass-through organization (EcoHealth),” Musk responded, referencing the nonprofit group that Fauci’s institute gave $8 million in federal research grants to study bat coronaviruses in China.
Beijing was quick to respond.
China responded to Musk’s comment in a social media post from the CCP-controlled Global Times that characterized Musk as a right-wing extremist while basically warning him not to bite the hand that feeds him, alluding to his Tesla factory campus in Shanghai.
“Judging from public information and past media reports, Musk himself has actually been moving closer to these right-wing forces in the United States in recent years,” it said. “He has been dealing with many domestic and foreign issues such as racism issues, gender issues, and Russia-Ukraine conflict issues in the United States.”
“In fact, he has shown a tendency to endorse these right-wing conservative values. He himself seems to enjoy the feeling of being sought after by the American right-wing forces and ‘carrying the sedan chair.’ Therefore, on the issue of the source of the new crown virus, he will naturally mix with these people,” it added.
The post further said Musk could be “breaking the pot of China,” which, according to CNBC’s Eunice Yoon, essentially means to “bite the hand that feeds you.”
Musk’s interest in the dark side of the pandemic is well-understood, with the eccentric billionaire having already received a great deal of liberal criticism over a tweet stating that his “pronouns” were “prosecute/Fauci”.