SARS: Embargo China and Hong Kong?

Yes, I know that Hong Kong is now part of China, so its complacency and foot-dragging is no doubt a reflection of their Beijing masters’ policies.

China is now refusing to let the World Health Organization release figures on SARS prevalence that a WHO team found (http://www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,6297009%5E912,00.html).

Likewise, China has been deleterious and obstreperous every step of the way regarding this disease. They were late in releasing what little information they had and then they started making daft claims about what caused it (the putative coronavirus that has recently been sequenced has also been shown by WHO to cause SARS symptoms in other primates: http://www.msnbc.com/news/893950.asp?0sl=-30)
It is deliciously ironic that China, which likes to beat the “world community” drum whenever their selfish interests do not coincide with the USA’s, has been so utterly neglectful and disdainful of the world community.

But aside from that, what sanctions should be enacted upon these criminally negligent governments?

>> It is deliciously ironic that China, which likes to beat the “world community” drum whenever their selfish interests do not coincide with the USA’s, has been so utterly neglectful and disdainful of the world community.

So that I may better understand your rant, can you please provide examples of China beating the world community drum? I am not sure what you mean. And while I find many faults with the Chinese government I have a feeling I am going to be playing devil’s advocate here.

Cite that it is the Chinese government rather than Hong Kong incompetence that contributed to the problem in HK?

I thought rants are supposed to be in the pit