“The Chinese are already threatening with reactions if the report comes out.”
Lutz Güllner — Head of communications at the EU foreign service (April 21 2020)
April 29 2020 — China is the main actor spreading, both overtly and covertly, disinformation regarding COVID-19. And yet, for weeks, people saying so were themselves accused of spreading Fake News! Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
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Last week, a EU report was about to denounce a “continued and coordinated Chinese disinformation programme” to deflect any blame for the outbreak of the pandemic.
The report was about to reveal “significant evidence of covert Chinese operations on social media”.
However, after receiving clear threats from Beijing, Josep Borrell — the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security — decided to re-write the report against the evidence.
How were the Chinese aware of this document anyway?
Is that not a clear case of espionage that the Belgian Intelligence Services should be interested into?
Wait, it gets better!
Brussels Politicians knew for at least several weeks that the main culprit of the massive — “continued and coordinated” — disinformation campaign was China.
Moreover, the Brussels Institutions had received direct threats from China before April 21 2020.
And yet, in a document posted on their website on April 21 2020, Belgian Intelligence Services blame the disinformation campaign on far-right extremists, racists, and…useful idiots.
The only state actor named (13 times!) is Russia, despite the lack of evidence. [Financial Times journalists investigated this issue and found ZERO evidence Russia was behind this disinformation campaign.]
On the other, China does not appear once in the document, despite overwhelming evidence!
During the April 17 daily press conference, Emmanuel André — the then Belgium inter-federal spokesperson Covid-19 — was asked what he thought about the allegations that the virus accidentally leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Instead of answering the question, the expert read a prepared answer from a piece of paper waiting on his desk. 
“When we find ourselves in complicated situations, it is understandable to want to look for culprits.
But in this case, we know that this virus is very probably from the natural environment. (…) The genetic structure of this virus is natural.”
This answer was almost verbatim the official answer provided a bit earlier by Zhao Lijian, a spokesperson for Chinese diplomacy.
This explanation from Emmanuel André may or may not be true. But it certainly does not answer the question asked.
This virus may very well be of natural origin and yet leaked from the Wuhan laboratory knowing its horrific track record which has been documented for years.
Richard H. Ebright — an American molecular biologist — is the Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University and Laboratory Director at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology.
According to Richard H. Ebright, the possibility that the virus entered the population due to a laboratory accident is very plausible.
On April 23 2020, I wrote:
“The Belgian State has lied about COVID-19 since day one, just like they have lied about 5G for years. Criminal collusion between Belgian politicians and a Telecom operator can be proven. I can also provide evidence that public servants have helped China to mount an espionage operation in Brussels. In all these stories, the complicity of the Belgian media was a necessary condition. At least one newspaper was paid to spin Chinese 5G propaganda. But even the [French language] Belgian Journalism Ethics Commission appears to have been corrupted by Chinese money.”
Emmanuel André resigned on April 24 2020. According to a leading (French Speaking) Belgium newspaper, his conscience would not allow him to keep on lying.
Li Wenliang ( 12 October 1986 – 7 February 2020) was a Chinese ophthalmologist who worked as a physician at Wuhan Central Hospital.
Li warned his colleagues on 30 December 2019 about a possible outbreak of an illness that resembled severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), later acknowledged as COVID-19.
On 3 January 2020, Wuhan police summoned and admonished him for “making false comments on the Internet.”
Five Eyes Intel Agencies Investigate Wuhan Lab as source of COVID-19
US Intelligence agencies are looking into the possibility that the coronavirus was inadvertently released from the Wuhan laboratory.
Two Chinese scientists who studied live bats in Australia as part of joint research between the Chinese communist government and the Australian government are at the centre of the probe.
Five Eyes intelligence agencies of Australia, Canada, NZ, the US, and the UK are reportedly collaborating on this investigation. Stay tuned!
Is the Wuhan Lab the source of the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Here is the answer from Emmanuel André :
“When we find ourselves in complicated situations, it is understandable to want to look for culprits. But in this case, we know that this virus is very probably from the natural environment.
There are viruses similar to that that we see today that circulates through bats in China and these viruses were probably accidentally transmitted to humans via another intermediate animal or via the fact that in China, we consume these bats in particular. We have no argument to claim that this virus would have escaped or been manufactured in a laboratory.
The genetic structure of this virus is natural. When we modify the genes of a virus, it leaves traces that we can notice. In this case, we have no indication to that effect. Most likely , as was the case for many pathogens in history, is an accident in nature where a virus which circulates among animals is found transmitted in humans and develops a capacity to be transmitted from human to human, this who caused this epidemic.”
COVID-19 — Brussels Top Politicians Caught Helping Chinese Disinformation