Washington, D.C. – On Monday, Reuters ran a story that describes internal communications in which China is preparing for war with the United States. The report was presented last month to Chinese leaders, including President Xi. It warns that backlash over the coronavirus could lead China into war with the United States.
The report highlights how anti-China sentiment is at its highest level since Tiananmen Square in 1989. It suggests that China should be prepared for the worst case scenario of war. The report was prepared by The China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations.
The Daily Caller shares more information about the report. In it’s report, it shares that many in the Chinese intelligence community compare this report to the Novikov document from 1946 that set the state for the Cold War.
This latest information comes amid reports that the US has significant evidence the virus came from the Wuhan lab. The Wuhan Institute of Virology has been the focal center of the pandemic, but China has denied the reports. President Trump has shared he is considering punishment for China over the outbreak and cover up.
Across the US, many have been skeptical of charging China with responsibility. President Trump and key members of the administration have all signaled China is responsible. As evidence mounts, it appears China is preparing to defend itself at all costs.
Should China be concerned about war with the United States? It seems far more likely that President Trump would initiate a trade war than an actual war with China. Besides, China has significantly advanced in military power and there’s no indication that other nations would support the move.
According to US code, the actions by China do not necessarily mean an act of war. As described, war is considered an armed conflict.
But the actions by China could constitute that of international terrorism by the definition. According to that definition, it would “involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State.”
In a recent document compiled by multiple intelligence agencies, China is at fault. Beijing knew about the coronavirus in December, but failed to notify anyone. They purposefully destroyed evidence allowing the virus to spread. They willingly allowed the virus to spread and kill over 250,000 people across the world.
The problem is China shouldn’t be worried just about the United States. Over 180 countries have confirmed cases of this Chinese spread coronavirus.
While the US may have the most military might, the US may not be the only nation out for revenge. Trillions of dollars have been spent globally to combat the virus. All the while, China has sat back and reaped the benefits.
China has threatened retaliatory action against those who investigate the claims. The issue is that China very well may ostracize themselves from the world through their actions. This is not a matter of is China guilty. China is guilty whether anyone wants to blame them or not.
This is a case of international terrorism against over 180 different sovereign nations. This is communist sponsored terrorism, and the world should respond. But it doesn’t have to be in an armed conflict.
These countries can band together and punish China in great ways economically. We have learned throughout this situation that we need to bring back our manufacturing here to the US. All production needs to leave China. People should focus on using products from anywhere other than China.
We have promoted America first, but now we need to also add anywhere but China second. I’m not advocating for a war against China, but China needs to pay for its actions.