After the US government ordered US spy agencies to do a 90-day investigation into whether COVID-19 was released by a Chinese lab on May 26, Hu Xijin, the chief editor of The Global Times, one of the CCP’s main mouthpieces, immediately posted on his Chinese social media platform Weibo to attack the investigation. 

Two hours later, he sent another post, and threatened nuclear strikes. The following is a full translation of his post dated on May 27. This post has so far, up to 11:28 am EST on May 29, got 26050 likes, 5308 comments and 1308 shares. )

Given the intensifying U.S. strategic containment of China, I would like to remind once again that we have many urgent tasks, but one of the most important is to keep rapidly increasing the number of nuclear warheads and strategic missiles like the Dongfeng 41 with extremely long-range and high survival capabilities. This is the cornerstone of China’s strategic resilience against the United States.

“We must be prepared for a high-intensity showdown between the US and China, at which point a large number of DF-41 and JL-2 and JL-3 will be the backbone of our strategic will. Our nuclear missiles must be so numerous that the U.S. elite will tremble at the thought of military confrontation with China at that time.

“On such a basis, we can calmly and actively manage our differences with the U.S. and avoid all kinds of gunfire. As U.S. hostility toward China continues to burn, we need to use our strength and the unbearable risks they would face if they took the risk to force them to remain calm.”

Screenshot of Hu Xinjin’s posts on May 27 Beijing time. The first one attacks Biden’s order for an investigation into the origin of the CCP virus, the second one sends a nuclear threat.