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"Spend $600 million on central air conditioning"? Hehe

2021-08-31 14:12:02 Sogou wechat

8 month 17 Japan , Xinhua News Agency reporter saw 《 Wall Street journal 》 An important number in a speech article , After searching, I found :“ it ( Made a request ) I was immediately suspicious , Spend more than 6 Billion dollars to build a new ventilation system ”.


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What kind of ventilation system , To spend 6 Billion dollars, which is about 39.3 RMB ?


Wuhan Institute of VirologyThe reporter remembered ,《 Washington post 》 At the beginning of this month, an article about Wuhan virus Institute was also published , Wuhan virus is located in , Sure enough, there is such a number :“ Wuhan virus Institute was in 2019 year 9 Month proposed , Transform its air conditioning system through competitive negotiation , At a cost of 6.06 Billion dollars .”


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That's what the two major American newspapers say , among 《 Wall Street journal 》 The first author of the speech article is Robert, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and prevention · Dr , Where did this number come from ?


original ,8 month 1 Japan , Michael, a Republican member of the House Foreign Relations Committee ·T· McCall published a 《COVID-19 origin : The investigation of Wuhan Virus Research Institute 》.


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Mentioned : Redfield 2019 year 9 month 16 The price was as high as $606,382,986.11( Six hundred and sixty-three hundred and eighty-two thousand and ninety-six dollars and eleven cents ) Budget , Used in central air conditioning reconstruction project , And it seems “ Rigorously ” The data sources are given : The first 42 Footnotes .


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Wuhan virus Institute really proposed that it would take nearly 39.3 Billion yuan to transform central air conditioning ? Follow report footnotes and online search , Xinhua News Agency reporters found the bidding documents at that time .


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“ Budget amount :392.687694 Ten thousand yuan ( RMB )” A few words came into view ……


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6.06 Billion dollars , That is to say 39.3 RMB 100 million …… Is almost 392.687694 Ten thousand yuan 1000 times .


《 Washington post 》 The article also mentioned that a park of Wuhan virus Institute had a budget 130 $million to buy Security Services .


The House Foreign Affairs Committee is a minority party ( republican party ) The staff report says 128 Thousands of dollars , also “ Rigorously ” Gives the source of the number :


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The fact is that :“ Budget amount :83.0 Ten thousand yuan ( RMB )”……128 Ten thousand dollars is about 830 RMB 10,000 yuan , yes 83 Ten thousand yuan 10 times .


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Two consecutive errors were found , This made Xinhua News Agency reporters worried about being 《 Washington post 》 and 《 Wall Street journal 》 The quoted U.S. society report form “ Budget amount ” A complete doubt arises .


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After checking one by one ,7 There are two numbers 5 An error occurred , In addition to the above two cases , There are three such cases : The report of the American Congress said that the budget of the project exceeded 40 Thousands of dollars , That is probably 260 RMB 10,000 yuan .


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actually , The project budget is 26 Thousands of yuan , It's exaggerated 10 times .


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The report of the American Congress said that the budget of the project exceeded 152 Thousands of dollars , That is probably 1002 RMB 10,000 yuan .


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actually , The project budget is 100.2 RMB 10,000 yuan , It's exaggerated 10 times .


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The report of the American Congress said that the budget of this project is 1.32 Billion dollars , namely 8.57 RMB 100 million .


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actually , The bid winning amount of the project is about 857 RMB 10,000 yuan , It's exaggerated 100 times .

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therefore , This one in the report looks like “ rigorous ” Of “ originality ” Find out , It's actually like this :


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Minority aides to the House Foreign Affairs Committee reported that , Made a request “ It seems unusual to carry out such a major renovation ”. In other words , This is all Wuhan virus “ Something's wrong ”、 It may be one of the evidence related to the origin of COVID-19 . But this one “ evidence ” But such a low-level arithmetic error .


17 Japan , According to western communication practice , The reporter of Xinhua news agency gave the press assistant to the above congressman 、 The editors of two newspapers and the authors of relevant articles sent e-mails , point out a mistake 、 Request correction . After waiting for two days without receiving a reply , On 19 An English article published on the th pointed out the above mistakes .


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20 Japan ,《 Wall Street journal 》 The above article page has been published with corrections , And pointed out that the error came from the congressional report :“ Redfield 2019 The budget for purchasing ventilation system through bidding in is about 60 Thousands of dollars . This number was incorrectly described in previous versions .( this paper ) The author relies on a report of the House Foreign Relations Committee , The report cites a Chinese document that was obviously mistranslated .”


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24 Japan ,《 Washington post 》 The above article page has also published corrections , And pointed out that the congressional report was the source of error :“ The congressional report quoted in this article misrepresents the location of Wuhan virus 2019 year 9 The bidding price proposed in May . The purchase price of air conditioning and security services has been updated .”


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And the above minimum difference 10 times 、 Maximum difference 1000 How did the double error happen ? Some Twitter users had a heated discussion ……


This is called Darin Friedrichs Netizens have sent more than 20 tweets to analyze this error and the English articles of Xinhua News Agency reporters . According to his analysis , The authors of the congressional report may have used “ Google Translate ” Translated Chinese , Then quote directly without verification . However ,“ Google Translate ” Maybe RMB “392.687694 Ten thousand yuan ( RMB )” Inside “ ten thousand ” The word was deleted , And then “ ignore ” The decimal point , Coming and going makes the final number worse 1000 times .


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Darin Friedrichs say :“ It means , A congressional report on the theory of laboratory leakage ,《 Washington post 》《 Wall Street journal 》 All falsely claim that the Wuhan virus spent 6 $billion for ventilation , In fact, it only took 60 Thousands of dollars —— Because they don't know Chinese , Or don't know how to use Google Translate carefully .”


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The original title :“ flowers 6 Billion dollars to repair central air conditioning ”?—— Xinhua News Agency reporter Shi hammer US Congress and media to frame Wuhan virus Institute

The reporter : Wang Zichen


Supervise the manufacture of : Mou Yanqiu Zhang Lihong

edit : Dong Jingxue   Bing Zhao

proofreading : Liu Yiran   Zhang Linglin


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