What Is the ‘Chinese Strategy’?
The strategy became clear a few days later. Zhao Lijian, well-known for being the ‘Ghafoor’ of China (he was posted for years in Pakistan at the Chinese embassy, and entrusted with a very aggressive CPEC propaganda), posted a clip on Twitter and wrote: “In Rome, with the Chinese anthem playing, some Italians chanted ‘Grazie, Cina!’ on their balconies, & their neighbors applauded along. Against #COVID19, humanity lives in a community with a shared future! Italy is a heroic nation. At this trying moment, Chinese #StandWithItaly!”.
In Rome, with the Chinese anthem playing, some Italians chanted “Grazie, Cina!” on their balconies, & their neighbors applauded along. Against #COVID19, humanity lives in a community with a shared future! Italy is a heroic nation. At this trying moment, Chinese #StandWithItaly!
We Are Angry Because Chinese Whistleblowers Were Silenced & Italians Are Dying Like Flies
And since the ‘gratitude’ motive did not resonate that much, another kind of campaign started. A few days later, in fact, The Global Times, the very well known Beijing government’s mouthpiece, posts on Twitter: “#Italy may have had an unexplained strain of pneumonia as early as November and December 2019 with highly suspected symptoms of #COVID19, reports said”.
Reports? From where? And written by whom? By the same ‘experts’, including many Italian ones, ‘paid’ by Beijing? And if true, are we talking of the cases spread by the thousands of Chinese tourists crowding Italy every time of the year, since Beijing during those months was silent on the virus already affecting Wuhan? Further, articles in international media started stating that “Italians are so grateful to the Chinese; China is not perceived anymore in Italy as the country from which the virus originated”. As I said, enough is enough, and Italians are not the happy fools the international correspondents love to describe.
The truth is, we are angry. And we are angry because of China’s criminal silence on it.
We are angry because of the fact that Chinese doctors and journalists ended up in prison when they tried to alert the rest of the world, we are angry because people are dying like flies, because our hospitals are full and doctors and nurses cannot face the emergency anymore. We are angry because we are in lockdown, and while we try to cope with it, we also have to bear Zhao Lijian and his likes insulting us with the Chinese anthem, and their vile insinuations.