Australia have been warned by China to stop investigating Beijing and Wuhan over the outbreak of coronavirus, after publishing a damning 15-page dossier.
Beijing have accused Australia of copying the US in a conducting research independently from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
A damning intelligence report compiled by the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, the equivalent of Britain’s MI6 has condemned China over their secrecy.
Chinese Ambassador Cheng Jingye issued a stark warning, that the investigations in to Beijing could trigger a negative response from China.
The Chinese Ambassador said a response could be a boycott of students and tourists visiting the country, which could affect the tourism industry along with sales of wine and beef.
China’s ambassador to Australia, told the Australian Financial Review, “I think in the long term … if the mood is going from bad to worse, people would think, ‘Why should we go to such a country that is not so friendly to China?
“Maybe the ordinary people will say, ‘Why should we drink Australian wine? Eat Australian beef?’”
A senior Australian diplomat Frances Adamson, raised concerns over the interview, that Cheng made public his records of their telephone interview.
Cheng told Adamson to “put aside ideological bias” and “stop political games.”
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hit back at China and said, “I saw some comments from the Chinese foreign ministry talking about coercive activity with respect to Australia, who had the temerity to ask for an investigation.
“Who in the world wouldn’t want an investigation of how this happened to the world?”
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison reiterated his country’s intentions for probing China.
Morrison told Sydney Radio 2GB, “I don’t think anybody’s in any fantasy land about where it started.
“It started in China and what the world over needs to know, and there’s a lot of support for this, is how did it start and what are the lessons that can be learned.
“That needs to be done independently and why do we want to know that? Because it could happen again.”
“Beijing’s message around the world today is: tremble and obey, and we will reward you with goodies if you do,” The Australian newspaper’s Foreign Editor Greg Sheridan wrote.
The leaked 15-page MI6 dossier describes how “to the endangerment of other countries” China blatantly covered up news of coronavirus by “disappearing” the few doctors, and others who spoke out.
The dossier, which was leaked to The Saturday Telegraph, an Australian newspaper, has also accused Beijing over destroying laboratory evidence and also refused to provide samples to scientists across the world.
The acting Director of US National Intelligence Richard Grenell and other US intelligence agencies have confirmed on Thursday, that the US intelligence community, to include the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) are now investigating China.
In a statement from the acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, said, “The entire Intelligence Community (IC) has been consistently providing critical support to U.S. policymakers and those responding to the COVID-19 virus, which originated in China.
“The Intelligence Community also concurs with the wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was not man-made or genetically modified.