Washington intends to impose sanctions against China for the spread of coronavirus
Senator Lindsey Graham introduced a bill on sanctions against China to the US Congress on May 12 because the country refused to cooperate in identifying the causes of the coronavirus pandemic. The politician accused China of the death of eighty thousand Americans from the epidemic.
“More than eighty thousand Americans are dead because China could not contain the spread of the virus.” I am convinced that China will not begin to cooperate with a serious investigation until it is forced to do so. This tough legislative act will impose sanctions on China until they begin to work with investigators”, - Graham said.
According to the document, US President Donald Trump will receive the right to impose sanctions in the event that Beijing does not provide a full report on the occurrence of an outbreak. The Chinese authorities must provide this data within 60 days, the document says.
The bill also spelled out the requirement to close markets where wild animals are sold, as well as the release of protesting activists who were previously detained in Hong Kong.
If the requirements are not met, Washington will begin to freeze Chinese assets, impose a ban on entry for Chinese officials and prohibit US institutions from issuing loans and insuring Chinese enterprises.
Earlier, Trump said that in the situation with the spread of the coronavirus, "China made a terrible mistake and did not want to admit it." For hiding information about the artificial origin of the virus criticized the PRC and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. In addition, the concealment and destruction of the facts of the presence of coronavirus and research data COVID-19 was mentioned in the reports of the special services of the USA, Australia, Canada, Great Britain and New Zealand.
However, China also made statements that the coronavirus was created artificially by the Americans.