Calling it the China Virus is about as racist as calling Lyme Disease a hateful term against people from Connecticut…
Regardless of the type of virus, and previously new bug that hits any given nation will sow a certain amount of sickness and death. The China Virus is no exception.
While the American media is busy asking President Trump insipid and patently stupid questions like why does he call the China Virus the China Virus, the same media seemingly forgets that it was the Rome government that invited the Chinese into their nation to begin with.
But let’s be honest, a new virus unleashed on an elderly, huggy-touchy, and respiratorily-compromised population is a sure recipe for disaster.
Oh… and it was President Trump that tried to stop the quiet CCP invasion of Italy to begin with.
First things first, let’s get a few things straight to begin with;
- Italy has the oldest population in Europe. The only nation with an older population is on the other side of the planet (Japan). BTW, #3 though #10 on the oldest list are also European countries.
- Italy has a cigarette smoker rate of a whopping 24.0 percent.
- Like most Mediterranean countries, Italians greet and bid farewell to each other with a kiss and an embrace (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
While one or two of the above aren’t necessarily indicators of a premature death (of course, with the obvious regarding smoking), being an affectionate senior citizen is perfectly fine. That is, until an aforementioned foreign virus is introduced to the community.
With all that said, the South China Morning Post of Hong Kong reported back on 23 March, 2019 that Italy was the first G7 nation to saddle-up with Beijing;
Italy has signed up for China’s multibillion-dollar “Belt and Road Initiative”, becoming the first Western European nation to jump on board despite scepticism from its EU counterparts and Washington.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Chinese President Xi Jinping witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on Beijing’s trade and infrastructure scheme on Saturday in Rome.
Among the 29 other agreements signed were two port management deals between China Communications Construction and the ports of Trieste, situated in the northern Adriatic Sea, and Genoa, Italy’s biggest seaport.
Washington has pressed its allies to ban Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies from developing their 5G networks.
Just three days later, VOA noted that our alleged “allies” getting cozy with the Chinese Communists will have consequences;
The U.S. government’s multi-pronged effort to persuade European allies to bar the Chinese firm Huawei from supplying key elements of state-of-the-art 5G mobile data networks appears to have foundered, raising questions not only about the future of key intelligence-sharing relationships but also about the future of mobile technology in the U.S. itself.
U.S. officials used warnings of potential “backdoor” technology that could give Chinese intelligence services access to critical telecommunications infrastructure to try to warn allies away from Huawei equipment. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went as far as warning allies that the U.S. would have no choice but to restrict the information it shares with key allies.
Similarly, nearly exactly two months later, the Washington Post cited;
The Trump administration has moved to punish Huawei on national security grounds amid a bitter trade dispute with China. But in Europe, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker has received a different reception.
Last month, the Netherlands’ leading wireless carrier chose Huawei to provide equipment for its next-generation 5G wireless network. The carrier, KPN, insisted the choice was based on quality. But Huawei had another advantage: price.
Huawei underbid the existing vendor, Swedish firm Ericsson, by 60 percent, according to two industry officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter — offering a price that wouldn’t even cover the cost of parts.
The company can afford to provide such steep discounts in part because it has a silent partner: the Chinese government. Huawei gets hundreds of millions of dollars in annual subsidies and, together with another Chinese firm, is guaranteed a majority share of the domestic market, the world’s largest.
Over the past decade, Huawei has made similar inroads in Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and throughout the developing world, offering good products at prices telecom carriers can’t resist and with which rivals can’t compete.
But despite Washington’s warnings that Huawei equipment could be used to aid Chinese espionage or sabotage, in Europe the company is moving to expand its foothold in the 5G landscape.
Now here’s the real kicker… in a different article published by the South China Morning Post (SCMP), there are at least 200,000 Chinese citizens living and working in Italy.
The SCMP also cites that a “sizable Chinese community” lives in Milan. Keep in mind that the China Virus has hit Italy especially hard in the north of the county. Milan is in northern Italy.
Italy, we tried to warn you.