Chinese representatives warned the United States of taking countermeasures in the event that a bill to impose sanctions on the PRC was adopted against the backdrop of the new type of coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19. It is reported by TASS.
The corresponding statement was made by the official representative of the 3rd session of the All-China Assembly of People’s Representatives of the 13th convocation, Zhang Yesui.
He added that the Chinese authorities are opposed to the bill, and added that Beijing intends to retaliate depending on the development of the situation.
On December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities announced an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan. The causative agent of the disease is a new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19.
On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the outbreak of the new coronavirus pandemic.