Feud Between China, German Newspaper Boils Over As Editor Tears Into Xi Jinping (Video)
Germany’s largest paper to China’s president: You’re endangering the world.
“You [Xi], your government and your scientists had to know long ago that coronavirus is highly infectious, but you left the world in the dark about it,” Reichelt said in the video. “Your top experts didn’t respond when Western researchers asked to know what was going on in Wuhan. You were too proud and too nationalistic to tell the truth, which you felt was a national disgrace, and which now became a global disaster.”
Germany’s largest newspaper responded with a scathing video Saturday after China wrote an open letter saying it’s “pretty bad style to blame” them for the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The feud began after Bild asked “whether China should pay for the massive economic damage the coronavirus is inflicting worldwide,” German journalist Julian Reichelt said in the video.
Bild determined, in an article titled “What China Owes Us,” that the country owes Germany the equivalent of almost $162 billion USD, the Jerusalem Post reported.
“I followed your reporting on the corona pandemic in general and China’s alleged guilt in particular today,” Wednesday’s open letter from China’s embassy spokeswoman Tao Lil read according to the Jersusalem Post. “Apart from the fact that we consider it a pretty bad style to blame a country for a pandemic that is affecting the whole world and then to present an explicit account of alleged Chinese debts to Germany, the article ignores some essential facts.”
Great message and good to see that there are some real journalists left. Wish some of the so-called “journalists” in the US would be so forthright and truthful. Instead, they climb into bed dictators.
— Chaz V. Bo (@CvBoul1) April 19, 2020
Good. Keep up the fight for humanity. Make us German-Americans proud. We stand with you!
— #LegislationNOW🦅 (@Sit4Something) April 19, 2020
Very well said and brave. Hope more ppl listen to your message and wake up from this China evil. #CCPChina are not, and never can be world’s friend. They must be held accountable for #Wuhan virus, organ harvest, putting ppl in concentration camp, locking up Priest,
— Masu😷ver2.0 (@MasuHKger) April 19, 2020