Connect with us

Asia Pacific

Brazil Mocks, Accuses, Infuriates China For Profiting From Coronavirus Pandemic

Published

on

In the latest incident to strain ties between Brazil and China, Education Minister Abraham Weintraub implied China could be behind the contagion.  “Geopolitically, who will come out stronger from this global crisis?” he wrote on Twitter on Friday. “Who in Brazil is allied with this infallible plan for world domination?”

Corona Business: China Gets 1 Billion Face-Mask Order From France

In the original Portuguese, his tweet substituted the letter “r” with a capital “L” – “BLazil” – in a style commonly used to ridicule a Chinese accent.

The Chinese embassy in Brasilia condemned Weintraub’s “absurd and despicable” comment, calling it “highly racist.”  “The Chinese government expects an official explanation from Brazil,” said Ambassador Yang Wanming.

Translation: The Chinese [government] awaits an official statement from the Brazilian [administration] on the declarations made by the Minister of Education … We are aware that our people are on the same side in resisting racism and safeguarding our friendship.

Weintraub said in an interview he stood by his tweet and called on China to do more to help fight the pandemic. “If they [China] sell us 1,000 ventilators, I’ll get down on my knees in front of the embassy, apologise, and say I was an idiot,” he told Radio Bandeirantes.

Is Corona Virus (Covid-19) A Biological / Man Made Weapon Developed By China?

Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said last week that Brazil is finding it challenging to acquire ventilators and other vital health materials from China, claiming some of its orders were cancelled without explanation. The spat comes as Brazil, like many countries, is keen to acquire additional medical equipment from China to deal with the deadly virus.

Since the emergence of Covid-19, relations between Brazil and China have deteriorated especially by a series of tweets by President Jair Bolsonaro’s son Eduardo. Eduardo Bolsonaro lambasted the Chinese “dictatorship” for its handling of the pandemic.

Why Do Indians Have Better Chances Of Survival From COVID-19 Pandemic?

Earlier, Bolsonaro had tweeted about the “Chinese virus”, a phrase that infuriated Beijing. That prompted China’s consul general in Rio de Janeiro, Li Yang, to ask Eduardo Bolsonaro in an opinion column in Brazilian newspaper O Globo: “Are you really that naive and ignorant?”

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA
Featured40 mins ago

CAUGHT LIVE: Australian Soldier ‘Caught On Camera’ Shooting Unarmed Afghan Prisoner

In a shocking revelation, a US Marine has told Australia’s National Broadcaster, ABC, that the Australian Special Forces killed an...

F-22-RAPTOR F-22-RAPTOR
Americas9 hours ago

DE-CODED: Why US’ 6th-Gen Fighter Jets Could Be Nothing But Modified F-22 Raptors & F-35 Jets?

Lockheed Martin’s fifth-generation F-35 stealth fighter jets have cemented United States’ reputation as an absolute powerhouse when it comes to...

US-ARMY-TANK US-ARMY-TANK
Americas11 hours ago

Awed With Chinese & Turkish Drones, US Pours In Billions Of Dollars To Develop ‘Drone Killers’: WATCH

Drones or unmanned vehicles are becoming a major threat as more and more countries are developing and relying on it....

TIBET-CARD TIBET-CARD
Featured11 hours ago

WATCH: Tibetan Soldiers Singing Indian Patriotic Song In Ladakh; Vow To Take Revenge From China

In a display of unity and solidarity, the Tibetan soldiers belonging to the Special Frontier Force (SFF) sang a patriotic...

F-35-INDIA F-35-INDIA
Americas16 hours ago

Japanese F35s, US Navy Display Their ‘Muscle Power’ Amid Chinese Belligerence In The Indo-Pacific

The US and Japan are continuing the efforts to thwart Chinese influence in the Indo- Pacific region with joint military...

HAL-TEJAS HAL-TEJAS
Expert Reviews18 hours ago

Not LCA Tejas, This Was India’s 1st Indigenous Fighter Jet That Terrorized Pak Air Force Without Even A Single Loss

Aatmanirbhar Bharat or self-reliant India is the new slogan introduced by the current BJP government, but the importance of building...

India-UAE India-UAE
Featured21 hours ago

Why Satellite Hacking Has Become The ‘Biggest Global Threat’ For Countries Like US, China, Russia & India?

The US Air Force in April this year organised a hackathon to test the vulnerabilities of its military satellites in...

CPEC-Project CPEC-Project
Featured21 hours ago

Bloody Days Ahead As India, Pakistan Join Two Opposite Military-Blocks Of The Middle-East

OPED By Haider Abbas. Edited By Younis Dar

SAAB-GRIPEN SAAB-GRIPEN
Featured23 hours ago

Indian Air Force Bound To Reject Gripen Fighter Jets After SAAB’ Secretive Military Deal With Pakistan?

Having been ruled out of the race for Indian Air Force’s (IAF) procurement of modern fighters for their depleted squadrons...

Trump-Putin-Meeting Trump-Putin-Meeting
Americas1 day ago

Like Iran, US Looks To ‘Take-Out’ Its 2nd Biggest Global Adversary But Russia Determined To Thwart Plans

With rising tensions in Latin America, the US and Russia are yet again using their influence in the region. In...

Advertisement