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Fri Apr 3, 2020, 10:28 AM

Billions of face masks sent to China during Australian bushfire crisis [View all]

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

More than two billion face masks sourced from countries around the world including Australia were sent to China at the height of the coronavirus epidemic in Wuhan, according to official figures released by the Chinese customs service.

Employees of Chinese state-owned companies were directed to purchase whatever they could find in the way of masks and protective clothing to send back home in a massive humanitarian effort.


One of the groups in Australia which sprang into action was the Poly Group, a Chinese government-run global conglomerate which started off as a front company for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army but has since moved into businesses including arms dealing and property development

Yet another Poly staffer reported seeking assistance from relatives in Japan, while a senior Poly executive in the US messaged that there were lots of masks available there and that 12,000 would cost $US6266.

Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/national/billions-of-face-masks-sent-to-china-during-australian-bushfire-crisis-20200402-p54gjh.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1585853754

Similar activity reported throughout eastern Europe.

This is a very ugly story that needs a deeper investigation of their activities and partners in the US.

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