DISINFO: Coronavirus may be a part of the US hybrid war against China
  • Outlet: es.news-front.info (archived)*
  • Date of publication: February 21, 2020
  • Outlet language(s): Spanish
  • Reported in: Issue 186
  • Countries / regions discussed: China, US
coronavirus Virus / bacteria threat Hybrid war

DISINFO: Coronavirus may be a part of the US hybrid war against China


There is an ongoing US hybrid war against China permeated by anti-Chinese racism. Everyone, from sociopathic officials to self-titled consultants, is advising corporations to divert global supply chains out of China or inventing outright calls for the regime change. All the US corporate media repeat ad nauseam that Beijing is lying and losing control.

From the point of view of the Chinese intelligence, the current toxic cocktail can’t be simply attributed to a series of coincidences. Beijing has reasons to believe that this extraordinary chain of events is a part of coordinated Hybrid War against China. Enter the Dragon Killer working hypothesis: a biological weapon attack able to cause immense economic damage but protected by plausible deniability, the only possible move of the US in the New Great Game, considering that it can win neither a conventional nor a nuclear war against China. On the surface, the coronavirus seems to be a biological weapon of dreams for those obsessed with harming China and causing a regime change.


Conspiracy theory. No evidence is provided to support any of the claims.

See related examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about coronavirus, alleging that Bill Gates and George Soros are sponsoring it, that it is a UK, US or NATO creation and that the Americans have its cure, that it is an artificial disease which specifically targets Chinese DNA, that it was created with economic goals while big pharma companies are spreading panic for their own profit, that it is a biological weapon against Russia and China, that it will wipe out Ukraine’s population in a few days or that it was predicted by Nostradamus and others.


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