Update (1425 ET): Americans across the country are increasing Googling “meat shortage” as the afternoon progresses following the news of the JBS ransomware attack.
The difference is controlled speech. Rumors of misleading information given into the ag markets in this country can be vetted by the participants and critiqued and refuted. When the Chinese speak, few dare expose misinformation. The ones suffering the damage are those gullible traders who accept Chinese statements as fact and trade on the information.