Beijing is considering the introduction of sanctions against American officials, politicians and organizations, which accused China of a pandemic coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, said the may 14 edition of the Global Times , citing sources.
An English edition of Global Times is produced by the Communist party of China. According to the American magazine Newsweek, it is used “for the expression of nationalist militancy” within the party.
According to Global Times, in the sanctions list could be the attorney General of Missouri Eric Schmitt, who first filed against China claim in a U.S. court. According to Schmitt, the Chinese government withheld information and denied the facts of transmission of the coronavirus that caused the pandemic and have made little effort to contain it.
The publication revealed that under the sanctions can get at least four us lawmakers from the Republican party and two organizations.
The publication contained the names of more than 10 U.S. senators and members of the house of representatives that criticized the actions of China or offer to take the bills against him (for example, senators Josh Hawley, Tom cotton and Rick Scott, Congressman Jim banks), but does not specify which of them can fall under sanctions. Also refers to the organization Freedom Watch and the Buzz Photos, which sued the Chinese government and want to get $20 trillion in compensation.
The newspaper did not specify what restrictive measures against American politicians and companies. One of the interviewed experts said that China “can not apply a symbolic retaliatory strikes”, you need to take such countermeasures, “which will force them to feel the pain.”
The US President Donald trump and the Republican party have repeatedly accused the China that he had not warned the world about the seriousness of the epidemic, and threatened Beijing with serious consequences. 14 may trump made a complete cessation of U.S. relations with China.
According to the Associated Press, China a few days silentthat the virus can be transmitted from person to person and, therefore, could trigger an epidemic. According to some experts, this “paved the way for the pandemic COVID-19”. In April, the American television channel Fox News, citing several sources familiar with the decisions of the authorities of China and had seen the relevant documents, reported that the spread of the virus did not start from the market and from the Wuhan laboratory and that “patient zero” was her employee.
The foreign Ministry of China said that the version about the leak of a coronavirus from laboratory of Wuhan has no evidence and that Beijing promptly and fully informed all about the outbreak.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. For information, American University, Johns Hopkins, coronavirus in the world infected more of 4.38 million people, 298,3 thousand of them died, and 1.56 million recovered.