To defuse its accountability, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) tried to blame the United States for sending the coronavirus to China. The U.S. government responded strongly against its accusation. President Trump, some members of Congress, and some U.S. government officials started to call the virus the “Chinese virus” or the “Wuhan virus” to remind people that Beijing was liable for the coronavirus disaster.
On March 20, People’s Daily published a commentary with the title “Must Resist the Poison of Stigmatization.” The article was published under the name Zhong Sheng (钟声), homophonic for “China’s Voice,” used for expressing the Chinese Communist Party’s official position.
The article said, “Some politicians in the United States have the wrong heart and deliberately linked the novel coronavirus to China. They arrogantly referred to the current epidemic as the ‘Wuhan Pneumonia’ and the ‘Chinese virus,’ and stigmatized China. Such extremely immoral and extremely irresponsible words and deeds not only do not help prevent and control the epidemic in their own country, but also seriously hinder the unity and cooperation of the world to fight the epidemic. China is strongly indignant about this, resolutely opposes it, and urges the U.S. to correct its mistakes immediately and stop the groundless blame against China.”
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Source: People’s Daily, March 20, 2020