Massive supplies of critical medical gear have been hoarded by major Chinese companies in other countries and flown to China during the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, according to reports.
Chinese property developers with offices in Australia organized multiple planeloads of critical medical equipment to be sent from Sydney to Wuhan and other parts of China, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
The operations — at least one of which was executed worldwide, according to a whistleblower — saw employees ordered to suspend normal tasks and spend weeks sourcing and stockpiling items such as surgical masks, gloves, thermometers, hand sanitizers, and protective coveralls and outfits from around Australia and beyond.
“The chartered plane with 90 tons of medical supplies, including 100,000 most needed protective coveralls and 900,000 pairs of medical gloves, has successfully departed from Sydney and arrived in Wuhan on 24 Feb.,” announced a recent LinkenIn post from Risland Australia — a Chinese property development company whose major stakeholder is Yang Huiyan, the richest woman in Asia — the Herald reports.
Chinese company Secretly shipped out millions of Australia’s masks, hand sanitiser, glove supplies Back to China
A Chinese government-backed property giant has secretly raided in bulk Australia’s supplies of masks, hand sanitiser, antibacterial wipes and essential medical supplies and shipped them back to China.
The Greenland Group, which manages high-end real estate projects in Sydney and Melbourne, proactively drained Australian supplies of anti-coronavirus equipment, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Three million surgical masks, 500,000 pairs of gloves and bulk supplies of sanitiser and wipes were bought up in Australia and other countries where Greenland operates.
While the bulk purchases and shipping were perfectly legitimate, the goods shipped in bulk to China include the very items that have been in short supply for Australian citizens as well as health professionals.
Second company sent ‘90 tonnes’ of Australian medical supplies to China