Beijing faces a Tiananmen like global backlash over Coronavirus that could tip China’s relations with other Countries into confrontation, says a report by the Communist Regime’s own Institute of Contemporary International Relations, a think tank affiliated with the Ministry of State Security, China’s Top Intelligence Body.

That was before the full scope of China’s criminal culpability for the deadly coronavirus outbreak became apparent.

Some in the Intelligence Community reportedly view the Report as China’s version of the “Novikov Telegram,” a 1946 Dispatch from Soviet Ambassador to Washington Nikolai Novikov that stressed the dangers of US Economic & Military ambition in the wake of World War II.

Novikov’s dispatch was a response to US Diplomat George Kennan’s “Long Telegram” from Moscow that said the Soviet Union did not see the possibility for peaceful coexistence with the West, and that containment was the best long-term strategy.

The two documents helped set the stage for strategic thinking that defined both sides of the Cold War.

Indeed, Cold War between the West and China, and specifically between the US and China, is setting in as COVID-19 claims hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide and ravages the global economy.

Relations between China and the US are at their worst point in decades, with friction points raging from unfair Chinese trade and technology practices to disputes over Hong Kong, Taiwan and contested territories in the South China Sea.

President Trump, facing an arduous reelection campaign as Americans are suffering from the virus amid deep economic downturn, has been ramping up his criticism of Beijing and threatening new tariffs on China, while talking of retaliatory measures against China over the outbreak.

The case against China gets stronger by the day. It is increasingly clear that the Chinese Communist Party and Politburo concealed, falsified and fabricated information about the rampant spread of COVID-19 for as long as 40 days before warning the rest of the world about the epidemic.

Author: David M. Weinberg, Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security (JISS), and Israel Office Director of Canada’s Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA). He has held a series of public positions, including Senior Adviser to Deputy Prime Minister Natan Sharansky and coordinator of the Global Forum Against Anti-Semitism in the Prime Minister’s Office; Spokesman of Bar-Ilan University, the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, and the Herzliya Conference on National Security; and Senior Adviser of The Tikvah Fund in Israel.
Editor’s Note: The article reflects the author’s opinion only, and not necessarily the views of the editorial opinion of Belt & Road News.