At the end of April the Australian government requested that there should be an international inquiry into the origins and handling of the Chinese COVID-19 outbreak. China responded by threatening to boycott Australian goods. (See Guardian article).
China has now slapped import controls on Australian beef and is threatening to do the same with barley exports. See China ignores requests for talks – SBS News.
What is the reaction of UK broadcasters to this news of an attack on our ally? To suppress it. Something is very badly wrong with UK broadcast news. Something is also wrong with the UK Government which should be publicly backing Australia.
China has stamped on any domestic coverage of COVID-19 origins and handling. 484 people have been charged for speaking out in China (See China Digital Times). China is now using its vast wealth to stamp on organisations and countries that expose China, it has threatened the EU for exposing the role of China (See China launches a Cold War).
Newsweek has just exposed China for stockpiling medical supplies in January prior to the WHO announcing a threat of global pandemic on January 30th but the UK broadcasters say nothing. The FBI has just released official confirmation that organisations performing COVID-19 research are under cyber attack from the PRC (China). UK broadcasters say nothing.
UK broadcasters and government are failing to grapple with the role of China and support our allies. It is ironic that as the VE Day Remembrance passes the government is leaving Australia, this country’s greatest ally, to be bullied by the NAZIs of the 21st century.