Varney: China will pay ‘steep price’ for coronavirus shutting down the world
Varney: China can’t handle coronavirus criticism
FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on China threatening countries speaking out about coronavirus origins and accountability.
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FOX Business’ Stuart Varney, in his latest “My Take,” argues that China is not handling criticism well, now that the world aims to hold them accountable for inducing the coronavirus pandemic.
“Just look what’s happening now, as the world questions Beijing’s response to the virus,” he said. “The pushback from China is intense. It’s not really pushback, it’s lashing out. It is threatening and bullying its critics.”
Politico broke news, Varney said, highlighting a report from the European Union that China was launching a worldwide disinformation campaign that denies any blame for the outbreak.
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The Financial Times followed up with a report disclosing Chinese diplomats were threatening the Europeans to “knock off” the criticism, Varney said, and it worked.
“The Europeans caved,” he said. “The New York Times reports the critical report was revised, dropping the reference to the ‘global disinformation campaign.’ With the Europeans, the bullying worked.”