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Chinese Intelligence Warns Of The Risk Of A Military Conflict With The US After COVID-19


China's internal report warned the country was facing a growing tide of international hostility, and the possibility of leading a military conflict with the United States, Reuters quoted the source as saying.

Reuters on May 4 said that at the beginning of April, China's Ministry of National Security submitted a report to the Beijing leadership, saying that the global anti-China spirit of US command was at its highest. since the suppression of Tiananmen Square in 1989.

Accordingly, China needs to prepare for the worst case - an armed confrontation between the US and China.
The report was collected by the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), an advisory body closely linked to China's National Security Ministry, China's leading intelligence agency.

In the face of the uncertain reelection due to Covid-19 killing tens of thousands of Americans and devastating the planet's largest economy, recently President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized and threatened additional taxes. to China. At the same time, his administration is also considering measures to retaliate against China for the recklessness that caused the outbreak.

Reuters said the report warns against anti-China morale as the disease could make it difficult for projects under China's Belt & Road Initiative, and Washington could increase its military and financial support. for allies in the region, making Asia's security situation more volatile.

Cold War sign

Several Chinese intelligence officials compared this report to the documents that shaped the Cold War after World War II between the US and the Soviet Union.

Specifically, they compared it to the Novikov telegram, a 1946 document of Nikolai Novikov - the Soviet Ambassador to the United States - in which he emphasized the dangers of the post-war U.S. economic and military ambitions.

Earlier, US diplomat George Kennan in Moscow sent a telegram back home, stating that the Soviet Union did not see the possibility of peaceful coexistence with the West, and that holding each other out was the best strategy in the long run. term.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, China was repeatedly accused by the United States of suppressing early warning information at the Wuhan epidemic, and at the same time lowering its risk, causing the domestic epidemic to explode. 

Global Translation. To date, the new strain of corona virus has infected more than 3 million people and caused more than 200,000 deaths worldwide. On the international map, it is difficult to find an exception state in the epidemic. 

China now faces increasing condemnation from the international community, demanding that Beijing be responsible for its role in the pandemic.

CICIR did not comment on the report, while China's Foreign Ministry said there was no relevant information. 
Although not directly commenting on the report, US State Department spokesman Ortagus said China had a "special responsibility" to inform its people and the world about the outbreak early.

Chinese officials have a "special responsibility" to inform their people and the world about the threat of a new strain of the coronavirus, "especially when they first catch up on disease information," US State Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus told Reuters.

Though not directly commenting on the Chinese report, Ortagus said: 
"Beijing's efforts to silence scientists, journalists and citizens covering the epidemic, simultaneously spread the information. The bias has exacerbated this global health crisis. ”

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