The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has issued a warning to Elon Musk over the Twitter boss’s recent promotion of the report concluding that Covid leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China.
As Slay News reported, a classified report from the Department of Energy (DOE) emerged regarding the origins of Covid.
In the report, which was obtained by the Wall Street Journal, the DOE concludes that COVID-19 originated from a virus leak at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.
The report has provoked a severe backlash as it proves that Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration has been covering up its belief that the Wuhan lab is the most likely origin of the virus.
Meanwhile, China has been outraged that the theory, which was previously shut down and smeared by the corporate media as “racist” and a “conspiracy theory,” has now gone mainstream.
The CCP has now set its targets on Musk after the Twitter boss retweeted a couple of tweets about the DOE report.
Via its official mouthpiece, the CCP-run propaganda outlet The Global Times, Beijing suggested Musk’s business interests in China could be harmed if he continues to promote such claims.
The newspaper suggested Musk was “breaking the pot of China” by blaming the nation for the outbreak of the virus.
According to CBNC reporter Eunice Yoon, the phrase “breaking the pot after eating” is the equivalent of “biting the hand that feeds you.”
#China Communist Party paper warns @elonmusk against pushing #COVID19 lab leak theory. @globaltimesnews posts on social media “Elon Musk, are you breaking the pot of China?” (“Breaking the pot after eating” is Chinese “biting the hand that feeds you.”) https://t.co/iWmMZAOiGt pic.twitter.com/nN1lhMDlYq
— Eunice Yoon (@onlyyoontv) February 28, 2023
The potential ramifications for Musk upsetting the Chinese could be significant.
Musk’s automaker Tesla has an “expansive factory campus in Shanghai, and China is the electric vehicle manufacturer’s second-largest market.”
NEW — China Issues a Warning to Elon Musk to Stop Promoting the Wuhan Lab Leak Theory
“He could be breaking the pot of China. This is a Chinese saying that’s similar to biting the hand that feeds you.”@elonmusk
— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) February 28, 2023
Meanwhile, FBI Director Christopher Wray has now also said that the origin of Covid was “most likely a potential lab incident”.
Speaking during an interview with Fox News’s Bret Baier, Wray said that the CCP has been attempting to undermine the investigation into the issue.
“I will just make the observation that the Chinese government, it seems to me, has been doing its best to try to thwart and obfuscate the work here,” he said.
“The work that we’re doing, the work that our U.S. government and close foreign partners are doing.
“And that’s unfortunate for everybody.”
The “accidental” lab leak theory was once scorned as a dangerous conspiracy theory by the corporate media, Big Tech companies, and so-called “fact-checkers.”
Prominent media platforms and individuals were ridiculed and banned for circulating it.