ministry warned Xi of war with US
By John Bowden
May 05, 2020 "Information
report from China's top intelligence ministry presented
Xi Jinping reportedly
warned of growing anti-Chinese sentiment around the
world and raised the possibility of military conflict
with the U.S.
Monday that the analysis, which was supposedly presented
to Xi early last month, concluded that anti-Chinese
sentiment resulting from the ongoing coronavirus
pandemic was at its highest since the Tiananmen Square
massacre of 1989. The report was created by the China
Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, a
think tank affiliated with the Ministry of State
scenario outlined by the report apparently indicated the
possibility of direct military conflict between the U.S.
and China as a result of the growing dispute over
Beijing's early responses to its coronavirus outbreak.
administration has accused China of covering up official
information about the virus, including altering death
tolls and total infection counts.
for the State Department did not confirm the existence
of the report to Reuters, but slammed China's response
to the pandemic in a statement: “Beijing’s efforts to
silence scientists, journalists, and citizens and spread
disinformation exacerbated the dangers of this health
Department did not immediately return a request from The
Hill for further comment.
administration officials have attacked China over its
handling of the coronavirus for months. Secretary of
slammed the ruling Communist Party officials in an
interview as recently as this weekend.
“We can confirm
that the Chinese Communist Party did all that it could
to make sure that the world didn't learn in a timely
fashion about what was taking place,” he told ABC's
Trump has been
very clear. We're going to hold those responsible
accountable, and we'll do so on a timeline that is our
own,” Pompeo added.
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