April 6, 2020

AUSTRALIA: The Greenland Group, Which Is Majority Owned By China Communist Government, Raided Australia’s Essential Medical Supplies And Shipped Them Back To China.

Nine News Australia published April 1, 2020: Coronavirus: Government efforts to jail reselling medical supplies overseas. A major crackdown is underway tonight to prosecute and jail those who amass large quantities of life-saving medical supplies, then sell them to make a profit overseas
Red State News
written by Brandon Morse
Tuesday March 31, 2020

A property giant known as The Greenland Group, which is majority owned by the Chinese government, raided Australia’s supply of masks, hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes and other essential medical supplies and shipped them back to China.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, a whistleblower within the company came forward and revealed the real-estate giant has essentially drained Australia of its necessary anti-coronavirus equipment:

“Basically all employees, the majority of whom are Chinese, were asked to source whatever medical supplies they could,” one company insider told the Herald. This exercise went on for weeks through January and February, he said.

The entire accounts department, contract managers, the human resources team and even receptionists were sent on a mission to find bulk supplies of surgical masks, thermometers, antibacterial wipes, hand sanitisers, gloves and Panadol.

“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,” said the source. The entire accounts department were absent for days as they were out purchasing supplies, he said.

When questioned by the Herald, the Greenland Group issued a statement 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 Herald reported that while the shipping of the materials was legitimate, these were the very items that Australia has been in short supply of for citizens and health professionals alike.

If China is using their foreign-based corporations to raid other countries for medical supplies to be shipped back to China then this should raise quite a few eyebrows about China’s claims of having the virus under control.

As I reported earlier, China has made it a point to put out false numbers about how many people are sick and/or dead in their country but Wuhan residents, where the virus originated, are telling a different story. According to them, the death toll is extremely high and still rising.

It is currently unclear what the Australian government is going to do in response.
For those of you who don't know, the CCP stands for the Chinese Communist Party.  They are in control of China. (emphasis mine)
9News, Australia local
written by Staff
Saturday March 28, 2020

Frantic negotiations are underway to save more hospitals from closing and ensure tens of thousands of beds could be used to treat coronavirus patients.

Private hospital company Healthe Care has already stood down 800 staff and is putting in doubt 8000 beds at 34 private hospitals across Australia after the federal government cancelled elective surgeries in response to the COVID-19 spread.

In a letter to staff, a copy seen by 9News, Healthe Care stated that the availability of private hospitals is at risk. It is now putting the pressure on state and federal governments for financial help.

Chinese billionaire Liu Dian Bo bought Healthe Care for $900 million in 2015. Now, the company, which 9News understands was already facing financial pressure, is putting the heat on federal and state government for help.

"We have received no firm proposals," the company's letter to staff said.

"Regrettably, this has driven us to these immediate actions."

Other private hospitals are threatening to follow suit.

"We need it to be solved by the end of this weekend or hospitals will start to close," Australian Private Hospitals Association Michael Roff told 9News.

Ramsay Health Care has 25,000 beds at 72 private hospitals and is now sending staff on leave.

Healthscope has 4400 beds at 43 hospitals.

States and territories responsible for their hospital systems are now locked in crisis talks to keep doors open. The federal government is involved too.

"The important thing is that we keep beds open, particularly ICU beds," Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack told 9News.

Governments could temporarily acquire beds or pay nurses allowing them to be on hand when they might be needed more than ever.

Health Minister Greg Hunt told 9News sacking nurses during this crisis "is an astonishing breach of faith".

The national cabinet is expected to sign off on a deal regarding private hospital beds tomorrow.
Wall Street Journal
written by Robb M. Stewart
December 5, 2015 ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

MELBOURNE, Australia—Healthe Care Australia Pty. Ltd., one of the country’s largest private-hospital operators, will be bought from private equity owner Archer Capital by China’s Luye Medical Group Co. for 938 million Australian dollars (US$688 million).

The health-care company said in a statement Sunday a sale had been agreed with Luye Medical, a division of Luye Group which also has a significant stake in Hong Kong-listed Luye Pharma Group Ltd.


ABC News (Australia) published April 6, 2020: Coronavirus data analysis, 6 April: from Australia and around the world. Infectious disease experts believe Australia is in a good position in relation to the spread of COVID-19, compared to other countries.

7NEWS Australia published April 6, 2020: Coronavirus: The latest COVID-19 news on Monday, April 6 (PM edition). Casuals denied access to coronavirus wage subsidy, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in hospital while fighting COVID-19 and shoppers urged to get in early but not panic buy ahead of the Easter long weekend.

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