Chinese think tanks gave U.S. eight pandemic-related ‘Global No. 1’ titles, Weibo users adding their own, also with questions
While the Chinese government and media have been doubling down on their conspiracy theory of a lab leak involving the U.S. Fort Detrick, three Chinese think tanks released on Aug. 9 a joint report titled "'America Ranked First'?! The Truth about America’s fight against COVID-19." The three think tanks are Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies of Renmin University, Taihe Institute, and Intellisia Institute.
Seizing on and refuting a Bloomberg’s story back in June that gave the U.S. No. 1 position in a monthly Covid Resilience Ranking, the Chinese report had five parts: America’s partisan fight, anti-science measures, system failures, social gap, and destruction of global pandemic resistance. Never mind that Bloomberg in its July story said, “The U.S.’s reign as the best place to be in the Covid-19 era was short-lived.”
Based on the report, the authors gave the U.S. eight global No. 1 titles: No. 1 failed country in fighting Covid; No. 1 scapegoating country; No. 1 Covid spreading country; No. 1 politically divided country; No. 1 currency over-issuing country; No. 1 pandemic turbulence country; No. 1 disinformation country; and No. 1 origin-tracing terrorism country.
Big brother Niu runner: No. 1 in Covid cases; No. 1 in Covid deaths; No. 1 in daily confirmed cases; No. 1 in daily Covid deaths; No. 1 country in drinking disinfectant to fight Covid; No. 1 anti-vaccine country; No. 1 in believing Covid-19 a hoax; and No. 1 anti-lock down and quarantine country.
Sentences looking for articles: The U.S. so loves to be No. 1. We give them all these No. 1s.
yyf-microblog: “Global No. 1 virus-producing country” must be added!
Human intensive thinking: Also, No. 1 country in homeless…
111 above sky 111: And add “No. 1 double-standard country.”
Neurology doctor Sun: Global No. 1 warmongering country.
AKA here going to bed early: These titles fit the U.S. style of always vying and daring to be No. 1.
Yuan Xiaodu: Brave ones have nothing to fear. Wishing you bravery forever, striving for more No. 1s like these eight. Another 5,000 years of evolution will be needed to know to be in awe.
Yue sister with killer punch: I looked at the eight titles and didn’t find anything wrong. They are all solid No. 1s!
I am Gao Yang: I don’t remember China smearing others in the past. We used to talk about harmony. In recent couple years, China counterattacks no matter what. It seems nowadays that no one can convince anyone. Everyone acts tough. Sure, it all depends on a country’s strength and leadership style.
Tenderness in layers: The eight “Global No. 1” titles for the U.S. are only drawing a sketch, leaving out a lot of details. Their left eye is evil, right eye greed. Their brain is all robber logic, their mouth full of lies. Their nose squirts Fort Detrick virus, with “Black Lives Matter” going in their left ear and “Asian hate” coming out the right.
Emperor Bar microblog: More than eight. The United State is No. 1 country in invading other countries, in killing Indians, in gun violence which leaves all other countries in the dust, not to say its welfare. What a wonderful country!
Jiangsu Dao nature: The U.S. doesn’t know what is losing face before everyone. What embarrassment to call itself No. 1 in fighting the pandemic.
Black little box: This pandemic has really revealed fully and starkly the evil side of the United States.
Zhou Si CIO: I predicted long ago that the Unites States was bound to perish, and we would win lying down. No matter it is the pandemic or the Olympics or the economy, we are world’s No. 1 without a doubt.
Glorious youth: Eight No. 1s. Are you happy the United States?
Pippi: Congrats to the U.S. on “receiving with honor” these eight global No. 1s. You very well deserve them.
Media photography: Wonderful! Break through 1 million deaths this year!
Panda aiming airplane: The American proletariat is too miserable. America is a paradise for the rich and hell for workers.
M_Lear: It is critical as to let the American people know what their government has done.
Tired everyday a: Giving the U.S. eight more gold medals.
Cold foot of mountain: Then why our high officials still want to send their sons and daughters to the country with these No. 1s? Why do you protest when they don’t give you visas?
Angyangji feb: It is going to be hard for our leaders’ children going to America to suffer on behalf of the people. We should like our leaders.
Yang_trouble: I don’t understand why so many people still want to go to the U.S. to study and then never to return.
Galaxy dreams: Hope our leaders and their relatives would not go to the U.S. or pro-American countries. They should send their children to friendly countries like North Korea, Russia, Iran, Syria, and the Taliban.
Can’t help memories on bridge: First I am patriotic. But I despise the media, really, mobilizing public opinion like this. It is nothing more than belittling other countries and praising our own. This is a shame.
RebornExorsist: Only when you can make the U.S. respond would your curses be any useful… These cruses are only for compatriots in China to see. It is really a little boring.
Wackslululu: Just political mudslinging. Must have forgot how the Central Television reported on Li Wenliang before the pandemic broke out.