The politicization of the situation with the coronavirus pandemic, which is gaining strength in recent weeks, has led to a logical and sad outcome – the search for those responsible. The statements made by a number of American politicians and publicists that the “criminal nature of the CPC regime” is guilty of the epidemic and that the PRC deliberately hid vital information and even contributed to the spread of the epidemic do not add anything new to international relations. They only show that the world has returned to the era of the early years of the Cold War. Is China really to blame and what, if so? The infographic has been specially prepared for the article by Vasily Kashin Why Did It Happen? On the Issue of China’s ‘Guilt’ for the Coronavirus Pandemic.