The outbreak of a deadly new form of pneumonia that began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 has shown the world that the regime in Beijing poses the most serious threat to world peace and freedom since the Soviet Union.
Early missteps by China’s ruling Communist Party — repressing doctors who sought to alert China and the world to the dangers of the novel coronavirus and permitting millions to travel out of Wuhan for a holiday — caused the global pandemic now devastating populations and economies around the world.
In this important essay, Bill Gertz shows how China’s lies and obfuscations imperiled the world.
About Bill Gertz
He is the author of eight books, four of which were national bestsellers. His most recent book is “Deceiving the Sky: Inside Communist China’s Drive for Global Supremacy,” is a sobering look at the threat posed by China. His 2016 book,”iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age” highlights 21st Century threats posed by information warfare and cyber attacks. Bill wrote “Betrayal: How the Clinton Administration Undermined American Security,” (Regnery, May 1999) that was on the New York Times bestseller list for several weeks. His second book, “The China Threat: How the People’s Republic Targets America,” (Regnery) was released in November 2000, followed by “Breakdown: How America’s Intelligence Failures Led to September 11,” in August 2002 that was a national bestseller.
Bill wrote “Treachery: How America’s Friends And Foes Are Secretly Arming Our Enemies,” in 2005, a candid look at the growing problem of arms proliferation. The book was a national bestseller. In 2006, his fifth book was published. “Enemies: How America’s Foes Steal Our Vital Secrets — And How We Let It Happen,” was a bestseller and is a critical look at recent spy cases and counterintelligence failures. It also calls for using aggressive counterintelligence techniques to stop Islamist extremists in the global war on terrorism.