With the deepening of vaccination, the COVID-19 outbreak has been effectively controlled in countries such as the United States and Europe. Against this backdrop, calls for traceability and accountability for the epidemic have resurfaced.
U.S. President Joe Biden has ordered the intelligence community to submit a report on the traceability of the outbreak within three months, and members of the U.S. Congress, from both sides of the aisle, have demanded that the government hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for the massive economic losses and take it to an international court. British intelligence has also decided to cooperate with the U.S. in tracing the origin of the virus.
As early as last year, many countries in the U.S. and Europe had already made similar calls, but the epidemic was rampant and did not become a reality.
The more they shirk their responsibilities, the more they appear to have a hidden agenda
At the recent World Health Assembly, the United States, Australia, Japan, Britain and Portugal called for a comprehensive and expert-led investigation into the origin of the virus. The WHO investigation and report were criticized for lacking transparency and for failing to conduct a more in-depth assessment of the virus’ release from the laboratory. Under pressure from countries, WHO Director-General Tandezai amended the statement that “laboratory leaks are highly unlikely” to “all theories are still in the discussion phase.
Regarding the traceability of the epidemic, the focus is on whether the virus was leaked by the laboratory, and regarding the accountability of the epidemic, the focus is on whether the epidemic was handled in a timely and effective manner, and whether negligent control led to a worldwide pandemic. As for compensation, that is of course something that needs to be discussed only after the origin of the virus and who is responsible for it have been clarified.
Since the pandemic, the Chinese Communist Party has responded by shifting the blame, most absurdly by blaming U.S. soldiers for spreading the virus to Wuhan. If the virus first appeared in the U.S., it would have been a pandemic in the U.S. before reaching China, not an outbreak in China before reaching the world. The behavior of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is almost like a scoundrel, reveals the face of the Chinese Communist Party that runs counter to modern civilization.
Where did the virus come from? First, from animals to humans, second, from laboratory leaks, and third, from biological weapons research crashes.
If the virus is transmitted from animals to humans, what secrets should be kept from outsiders? The more openly the Chinese Communist Party welcomes foreign experts to investigate, the better it will be to prove its innocence and clarify the circumstances of the epidemic, which will benefit all countries and China.
In the case of a laboratory leak, a comprehensive review of the laboratory facilities and rules and regulations after an expert investigation would also be beneficial to the safety of future research. Although it is not honorable to have an accident caused by negligence in scientific experiments, it is not too late to mend the fold, and it is a scientific and rational rigor that should be supported and appreciated by other countries.
The only thing that needs to be covered up and resisted investigation is precisely the origin of the biological weapons research and development mishap. This proves that the Chinese Communist Party is doing some dirty deeds that are not in the interest of humanity as a whole, violating international conventions and facing the trial of international courts. The more the Chinese Communist Party covers up and shakes off the blame, the more it appears to have a hidden agenda, and the less likely it is that countries will let it go. This burden will not disappear automatically because the Chinese Communist Party resists, but will only become heavier and heavier.
Winter Olympics must be decent, not an enemy of the world
It is not easy to decipher the origin of the epidemic. At the beginning of the epidemic, the CCP Health Commission ordered laboratories and genetic testing companies to destroy the virus samples, but with hundreds of millions of lives at stake and a global effort to trace the virus, traces from different sources will eventually lead to one result. The Chinese Communist Party has resisted investigation and evaded responsibility, undermined mutual trust with other countries, and created resentment with other countries.
Today, the United States has basically completed diplomatic coordination with the European Union, Japan, Australia, India and South Korea, and half of the world is on the same side with the United States. If the CCP refuses to cooperate in tracing the source of the epidemic and pursuing responsibility, countries will definitely refuse to cooperate with the CCP on other major issues, and even find trouble with the CCP.
The Chinese Communist Party cannot be an enemy of the world, and cannot do business with the U.S. and its allies. It still has to do business with other countries and “show off” its “presence” in the international arena.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called on dignitaries to refuse to attend the Beijing Winter Olympics, and U.S. lawmakers and human rights groups have called for the Olympics to be moved to another country and for multinational groups to stop sponsoring the Beijing Winter Olympics. The Chinese Communist Party can resist the traceability and accountability of the epidemic, but it cannot stop more negative calls against the Winter Olympics.
The more the Chinese Communist Party becomes an enemy of the world, the more it isolates itself, and the more things go wrong, the more it runs into the black.