Going back to May 2020:Sertorio wrote: ↑Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:05 am
Suspicions about what really happened when no hard facts are known is a legitimate thing. But there are civilized and uncivilized ways to convey those suspicions and to request a thorough investigation. For political reasons the US - and Australia - opted for the uncivilized, aggressive way, and it was only to be expected that China would not take kindly to it. And if China did not deliberately started the pandemic, and it was all a case of faulty security at the referred laboratory, I guess one could have left to the Chinese government dealing with it and punishing the guilty parties. But the objective was to humiliate China and the Chinese, and force it to take actions which would be unacceptable when imposed from abroad.
Xi may have been confident at this point that given the delay his people could doctor up the evidence sufficiently to deflect WHO attention away from the research lab. But it seems that re. PRC government "support" for the investigation "yellow man speaks with forked tongue". Contradicting the "official" support PRC policy ever since has been their snide campaign of unofficial sanctions on our exports to their country to signal their displeasure.https://www.afr.com/world/asia/china-ba ... 518-p54u63
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have backed Australia's push for a World Health Organisation (WHO) probe into the origins of the COVID-19 outbreak, but China demanded the inquiry be delayed until after the pandemic has peaked.
You call such duplicity "civilised?
Backed by more than 120 other nations - very likely Portugal was among them too. We were not the only one that wanted that investigation. So tell me Sertorio: if they are so displeased then why has not the PRC government by now imposed economic sanctions on all of those 119 other nations that supported the move? If we are guilty of any wrongdoing then logically so are all of the others who supported the move. Therefore to be fair and equible all 119 should likewise be punished with discrininatory sanctions.The motion tabled by Australia and the European Union at the WHA and now backed by more than 120 other nations demands an independent inquiry into the Chinese origin of COVID-19 "at the earliest appropriate moment".
(Oh Sertorio, when are you going to snap out of your fastasy world of make-believe? You berate the Western democracies while practicing advocacy for authoritarian states like Russia and the PRC. In that regard your apparent priorities remind me of Donald Trump's foreign policy record; and we know now that he was and is quite mad.)