According to a report from The Sydney Morning Herald, the Chinese government-backed real estate company Greenland Holdings Group had been buying up medical supplies worldwide and mailing them back to China during the height of the country’s COVID-19 outbreak.
An employee at Greenland’s offices in Sydney, Australia blew the whistle, claiming the Chinese government reportedly told employees to put their daily work on hold and instead go out and source surgical masks, thermometers, antibacterial wipes, among other supplies and ship them to China.
The report states that employees were able to source “pallet-loads” of medical supplies from around the world, which could presumably include the U.S., where they have offices in both California and New York.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported the Greenland Holdings Group instructed employees from receptionists to contract managers in its Sydney offices to find surgical masks, thermometers, antibacterial wipes, among other supplies, to ship to China.
“Basically all employees, the majority of whom are Chinese, were asked to source whatever medical supplies they could,” one company insider told the Herald. The mission was conducted from January through February, according to the report.
The Greenland Holdings Group operates out of countries across the globe, and the directive was a “worldwide Greenland effort,” the Herald reported.
Employees were able to source “pallet-loads” of medical supplies and even posted updates of the efforts on social media. In total, the company was able to secure 3 million masks, 700,000 hazmat suits, and 500,000 pairs of gloves from “Australia, Canada, Turkey and other countries,” according to a company newsletter.
“There were numerous requests from the HR manager and even our direct reporting line [which] prioritised the assisting of the company in gathering these supplies over other work activities,” the insider said.
The real estate company confirmed the shipments to the Herald, saying it “felt compelled … to assist in efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus, which had caused a shortage of crucial medical supplies in China.” The Sydney office assisted “by arranging for medical supplies to be dispatched to China, which at that time, was the epicentre of the outbreak.” [Washington Examiner]
This is a pretty disturbing report and would definitely shed some light on the sudden shortage of medical supplies in the U.S.
You can never really underestimate China and the means they’ll go to in order to maintain power and dominance over America.
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