Manchurian Dan assistant: US started Chinese virus

Via The Australian:

A long-serving Andrews government staffer with links to the highest levels of the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department has posted a series of articles and videos on social media suggesting coronavirus was created by the US and transported to China by the US Army.

The comments from Nancy Yang, who has worked as an electorate officer for Andrews government MPs since 2013, come as Victoria seeks to defend its decision to sign up to China’s Belt and Road Initiative despite opposition from the federal government and the Department of Foreign ­Affairs and Trade.

In March, Ms Yang, who had worked as a visa officer for the Chinese consulate in Melbourne, posted an article on her Facebook page under the heading “Chinese official suggests US Army to blame for outbreak”, commenting: “U.S. owe an ­explanation.”

She subsequently posted YouTube clips entertaining conspir­acy theories about US respon­sibility for COVID-19, including one entitled: “The coronavirus CONSPIRACY – Did COVID-19 come from America?”

Is it really worth it for this, Dan? How long before your government embraces this:

Hong Kong on Monday prohibited for the first time the annual June 4 vigil to honour victims of the pro-democracy Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, which the Chinese government crushed with deadly force.

The prohibition order was issued by the Hong Kong police force, and came less than a week after Chinese communist authorities in Beijing moved to enact new security laws on the former British colony.

The order cited the need to enforce social-distancing rules to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as the justification for the ban.

The invisible VIC opposition says it will scrap the BRI deal:

Mr O’Donohue said the Victorian Premier’s “arrogance saw him go ahead and sign that deal without any regard for the advice or the risks that are contained within that deal”. He also said if elected, Victorian Opposition leader Michael O’Brien “will scrap it”.

I was surprised by some lefty friends yesterday who said they were shocked by Manchurian Dan and would no longer vote Labor.

More questions are coming, via Domain:

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews is expected to face more questions over a deal his government penned with China when state parliament resumes.

A reduced number of politicians will return to Spring Street on Tuesday, for the first Victorian sitting day since late April, when emergency laws around COVID-19 were passed.

I don’t know how widespread is the disgust in Manchurian Dan but national security is one of those issues that can cost you government all by itself.

Hopefully, this will be a case in point.

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Comments

  1. haroldusMEMBER

    Ummmmm why is there “A long-serving Andrews government staffer with links to the highest levels of the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department”?

  2. bskerr2MEMBER

    It seems VIC-CCP is an arm of the Chinese CCP, maybe big business may want to start looking at pulling out of the state before people start to boycott them and anything else in VIC-CCP. I can only imagine the heightened cyber security risks going on in that state now.

  3. Ronin8317MEMBER

    The ‘COVID-19 is started by the US army’ is a counter response to the ‘COVID-19 comes from a Wuhan Lab’ conspiracy theory. I’m sure the people who posted it got their order from someone higher up. If you post it enough, some people will believing it.

    It all comes down to one thing : does Victoria have any other economic future beyond pandering to China?

  4. reusachtigeMEMBER

    Oh Gawd, this is bad. What is worse though is those who support the American pigs. Look at what they are doing to their own people! Wow, what scum!

    • Yeah can’t believe they are protesting, they need to enforce more Chinese State powers, and when sending in the army, run them over if they get in the way

    • More like no AFL to distract the Vic’s and the sh1t begins to bubble to the surface.

  5. Labor pollies, both past and present, are largely beholden to the CCP. Aussies are just starting to wake up. Dan is doomed.

  6. Michael Brennan

    Actually, there is some interesting info – some people in France who died in November 2019 of pneumonia are now believed to have had Coronavirus – possibly having had contact with some returning athletes from the World Military games in Oct 2019 who were sick with unusual symptoms. The military games were held in Wuhan, and people are suggest someone released it there.

      • Nah his name is of english heritage, can’t be Chinese, they always use their own name….and he didn’t directly blame the US

      • Michael Brennan

        Haha. Not that you’d believe me, but I’m an aussie, you can check my ip – and if you’ve been following, I’ve been posting here and there on this site on different discussion topics under various different names since 2012 (I have probably created about 30 or 40 different logins as either forget what the username is after a while or the password) This is probably the first post I’ve made on a discussion about the coronavirus – had just read the reports on the French deaths in Nov last week.

    • Actually was in China mid October-mid November last year and the TV there was full of the International Military Games in Wuhan. It was really rugged stuff with military teams from all over the world doing all sorts of interesting things. Thought to go for a look but didn’t. Thankfully. At that time there was a Bubonic Plague scare in China which I found out about from foreign websites. People from Beijing had been in Inner Mongolia on holidays and came home with it.Thought this may not be reported In China but it was.Later on TV saw teams out scouring the area for plague rats. Later I was talking to Chinese doctor friends and reminiscing about our time together during the SARS problems back in 2003. Again there was a bit of a slow start but once the central government became involved things were brought under control very fast.(2003). They are really well organized. Don’t know where the current virus came from but if someone is pointing the finger at a large international sporting event eg Wuhan Millitary Games it would be worthwhile investigating.The timeline seems to fit.

  7. The BystanderMEMBER

    Who’d have thought that hiring staffers for their connections rather than on merit would ever result in this situation?!!?

  8. Jevons ghostMEMBER

    The Light on the Hill
    “I have had the privilege of leading the Labor Party for nearly four years. They have not been easy times and it has not been an easy job. It is a man-killing job and would be impossible if it were not for the help of my colleagues and members of the movement. No Labor Minister or leader ever has an easy job. The urgency that rests behind the Labour movement, pushing it on to do things, to create new conditions, to reorganise the economy of the country, always means that the people who work within the Labour movement, people who lead, can never have an easy job. The job of the evangelist is never easy. Because of the turn of fortune’s wheel your Premier (Mr McGirr) and I have gained some prominence in the Labour movement. But the strength of the movement cannot come from us. We may make plans and pass legislation to help and direct the economy of the country. But the job of getting the things the people of the country want comes from the roots of the Labour movement – the people who support it. When I sat at a Labor meeting in the country with only ten or fifteen men there, I found a man sitting beside me who had been working in the Labour movement for fifty-four years. I have no doubt that many of you have been doing the same, not hoping for any advantage from the movement, not hoping for any personal gain, but because you believe in a movement that has been built up to bring better conditions to the people. Therefore, the success of the Labour Party at the next elections depends entirely, as it always has done, on the people who work.
    I try to think of the Labour movement, not as putting an extra sixpence into somebody’s pocket, or making somebody Prime Minister or Premier, but as a movement bringing something better to the people, better standards of living, greater happiness to the mass of the people. We have a great objective – the light on the hill – which we aim to reach by working the betterment of mankind not only here but anywhere we may give a helping hand. If it were not for that, the Labour movement would not be worth fighting for.
    If the movement can make someone more comfortable, give to some father or mother a greater feeling of security for their children, a feeling that if a depression comes there will be work, that the government is striving its hardest to do its best, then the Labour movement will be completely justified.
    It does not matter about persons like me who have our limitations. I only hope that the generosity, kindliness and friendliness shown to me by thousands of my colleagues in the Labour movement will continue to be given to the movement and add zest to its work.”
    – JB. Chifley in speech to the NSW Labor Party Conference, 12 June 1949.

    • Man-killing job? MAN-Killing job? I can’t believe..

      In 2020, I literally can’t even … you horrible s3xist!

  9. PaperRooDogMEMBER

    Why is Dan and his chums not telling his voters what the deal is? He works for the voters!
    Has Canberra been able to review all the details of the deal? If not it means Canberra dosn’t control the country & the CCP has more control as they know what deal was signed! How is this good for the country? ScoMo should block the deal, at least until it’s all public knowledge and a proper cost benefit study has been done,
    #endfederalism

    • reusachtigeMEMBER

      That is interesting. Doesn’t sound anywhere near as lethal but interesting none the less. I wonder if they’ve thought to retest those samples if they’ve kept any.

  10. I use to think Macro business was a genuine anti immigration supporter based purely on how it effect the working class. Now it seems clear it was racially motivated as the anti Chinese rhetoric cannot be ignored. Never the same critisizm of USA or Israel under even similar circumstances. Riots all over USA due to the fact the people are being oppressed by a tyranical, military focussed, fake democracy and still the one sided China bashing continues.

    17 governments security organizations and a brutally trained police force instructed to use violence to anyone who even questions them. All there to prevent the oppressed public from rising up against the rich families who dictate to them. A tiny mimiumum wage, no holiday, no healthcare and the richest country in the world. All designed to provide solidiers for the army and slaves for the masters.

    • Michael Brennan

      I’ve been reading this site since 2012 – it’s one of my daily reads (I actually miss the days of migtronix posting, they were interesting reads) – and this site has gone very anti-Chinese in the past couple of years (with a hint of veiled racism in some of the postings) – probably due to as one of the bloggers always mentions he “lives in the leafy inner eastern suburbs of Melbourne” and probably has a lot of Chinese buying up property in the area – thus causing the resentment – but that’s just a guess on my part.

      I must admit, Melbourne is not like what is was – think the best time in Melbourne would have been 2000/2001 and it’s slowly gone downhill since just due to quality of life changes because of population growth – depending on which train line you catch, you can be forgiven for thinking you’re in either Mumbai or Shanghai.

      But this site has gone ridiculous at times with some of the anti-China stuff, of note would be the whole praising Trump and calling him “Jacksonian” just because he made some tariff polices against China.

    • Fascist China

      That was July last year. So the virus has jumped from retirement homes in Virginia to Wuhan, China in late 2019 while staying under control and dormant in the US until January 2020. It’s quite a leap.

  11. Fascist China

    The Chinese already admitted it came from their filthy wildlife wet market in Wuhan. That’s what all the reports were in late December/early January.

    If the Chinese thought it came from the US there would have been a full investigation carried out by China already instead they punish anyone who dares suggest this should be investigated. The Chinese wouldn’t have been lying to the WHO, lying to the world, silencing whisteblowers. They would have been shouting from the rooftops looking for sympathy saying we are victims of virus terrorism. They would do everything to highlight the devastation of the virus for political gain rather than hide, lie and obfuscate every chance they’ve had.

    This kind of delusion and smearing borders on holocaust denialism. 6 million infected around the world, hundreds of thousands dead, virus likely to be around forever,

  12. “June 4 vigil to honour victims of the pro-democracy Tiananmen Square protests in 1989”
    Does that mean we can expect a totally expected friendly Win-win visit from the PLAN on THURSDAY?

  13. “national security is one of those issues that can cost you government all by itself.”

    Nah. The whole Gladys Lui thing has gone quiet.

  14. Some publicly available articles and news clips – video, giving a bit of a timeline:

    TIMELINE
    BACKGROUND:
    16-nov-15
    https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/lab-made-coronavirus-triggers-debate-34502

    15-mar-16
    https://global.unc.edu/news-story/unc-epidemiology-study-new-sars-like-virus-may-be-nearly-ready-to-infect-humans/

    OUTBREAK:
    july-2019
    https://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/deadly-virus-outbreak-virginia-retirement-home-64280537

    9-sep-19
    https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/sites/health/files/Assets/Documents/HCAB%20Mtg%20Sum_Sept%209.pdf
    scroll to disease outbreak summary. 10% mortality.

    7-may-20
    https://www.tellerreport.com/news/2020-05-07-%22in-october-in-wuhan-we-all-got-sick%22–the-swordsman-tagliarol-was-in-china-at-the-military-world-cup.S1lYK3uW9I.html

    6-may-20
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11565077/fears-coronavirus-europe-october-french-athletes-military-games-wuhan/

    16-apr-20
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-alerted-israel-nato-to-disease-outbreak-in-china-in-november-report/
    15-apr-20
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/chinas-failure-to-warn-of-likely-pandemic-for-6-key-days-may-have-been-critical/

    9-apr-20
    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/intelligence-report-warned-coronavirus-crisis-early-november-sources/story?id=70031273&catalogId=10051&offerId=72902D&source=IONIC&sourceId=x&awc=10844_1591082868_247b5c4b84e7988119f9a7fc2bcbddf9&utm_source=AWIN&utm_medium=Affiliate

    8-may-20
    https://newsus.cgtn.com/news/2020-05-07/New-Jersey-Mayor-tests-positive-for-COVID-19-antibodies-QhXEHddVU4/index.html

    I would like your thoughts on why you read this evidence and still reject the theory the covid may have originated in US.

  15. Maybe overstated, keeping in mind when The Oz and/or NewsCorp is not spruiking LNP/IPA policies or related talking points, it’s targeting Labor, and especially Victorian Labor, the new Liberals seemingly entrenched in power.

    And this ‘A long-serving Andrews government staffer’ = ‘has worked as an electorate officer for Andrews government MPs ‘

    Quite ambiguous?