The neverending accusations and assumptions that Chinese scientists are lying, without evidence, are rooted in Orientalist tropes of the “dishonest Chinese” based on centuries of Western propaganda, which is why some equate lack of evidence for a lab leak with evidence of a coverup.
“They say that on a quiet night if you listen hard enough and long enough you can hear the angry black people tugging fiercely at their chains all over America.” — From “Listen, Brother!” by Robert F. Williams
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