Even the most ardent red-dyed CCCP apologist has to admit this doesn't look good.
China tries to cover up a devastating new virus, it turns into a global pandemic. American company is not able to get their goods moving due to said pandemic. Some enterprising Chinese individuals sell counterfeit versions of the goods through back channels into American company's back yard.
It's such a beautiful example of cold hearted capitalism, who says that China and America can't get along?