Jefferson Morley | May 16, 2020
China’s Intelligence Service Warns of Backlash over Coronavirus
Reuters admits that it has not seen this report generated by China’s Ministry of State Security but says a source has described its findings: in the wake of the pandemic, China is expecting the worst, geopolitically speaking, perhaps even war with the United States.
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Beijing faces a wave of anti-China sentiment led by the United States in the aftermath of the pandemic and needs to be prepared in a worst-case scenario for an armed confrontation between the two global powers, according to people familiar with the report’s content, who declined to be identified given the sensitivity of the matter. The report was drawn up by the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), a think-tank affiliated with the Ministry of State Security.