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The US President Drafted Measures Regarding Allegations Against China Relating To The COVID-19 Pandemic

Speaking to reporters at the White House on April 30, US President Donald Trump said he had found evidence of the link between the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the Chinese laboratory in Wuhan, but did not Provide more details. 

Mr. Trump emphasized his concern about China's role in the origin and spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus being placed on the effort to build a trade agreement with China.

The US president commented that Beijing may not contain the epidemic or intentionally let the virus spread. 

“We have signed a trade agreement, agreeing what they will buy and the fact that they bought a lot. But that is now secondary to what happened to the virus. The current situation is unacceptable.”
Said President Donald Trump.

The US president's statement came amid reports that the US was seeking retaliation against China for its handling of the country's COVID-19 epidemic and accusing China of hiding it. SARS-CoV-2 virus information.

Reuters, citing unnamed sources, said senior U.S. government officials from various agencies, including the intelligence community, had met and discussed possible measures, such as financial claims. 

In addition, President Donald Trump also spoke privately with his aides about China's attempt to deprive China's "national immunity," a move that allows the US government and citizens to sue Beijing and claim damages. However, legal experts say such measures will face many challenges and may need the support of Congress.

In addition, Washington officials have discussed canceling US debt obligations to China, but it is not known if President Donald Trump will support the proposal. Some officials have warned Donald Trump not to take action against Beijing until after the COVID-19 pandemic was pushed back, as the trading partner was the main source of medical supplies for the United States. The White House has not yet commented on the information.

Reuters quoted a senior US government official saying the unofficial "suspend" of the war between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping was obtained after a phone call in late March. The past is probably over. The US and China are intensifying their criticism of the COVID-19 epidemic.

In this regard, Mr. Wang Peng, associate professor at Chungyang Financial Research Institute, People's University of China, said to Sputnik news agency: The US government's direction of the nose with China on the issue of COVID- 19 shows that when the internal system is in trouble, it is important to turn people's attention to external threats and find a scapegoat. 

According to Peng, US-China tensions will continue for years to come regardless of whether Donald Trump is re-elected or not. The United States has now reached a rare consensus among the parties about the need to contain China at all costs. In the short term, Washington's policies that are being and will be implemented with China can be effective. Anti-China sentiment may push US businesses out of the Chinese market.

 But in the long run, this will inadvertently force China to seek alternatives to American companies, first from other suppliers, then develop its own capabilities. In the end, American companies will lose their jobs. The disadvantaged side is the US, not China.

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