- Australia's call for an inquiry into the causes of coronavirus is a source of worry to the Chinese government
- In fact, the Asian country has threatened to destroy the continent's economy if it goes ahead with the inquiry
- China reportedly said that it will do this by placing a devastating tariff on barley exports
The Chinese government has promised to bring down Australia's economy as it rallies other nations (about 122) to join in the inquiry into the causes of the coronavirus pandemic.
This threat from China is coming at a time when about 194 nations are warming up to vote on the need for the inquiry at the World Health Assembly on Tuesday, May 19.
As one of its threats to the continent, China has pledged to impose a very high tariff on barley exports.
According to Express.co.uk, though there is no direct mention of China in the inquiry, there is a tacit agreement that the Chinese government is allegedly making moves to conceal the outbreak of the global pandemic at its emergent stages.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the People’s Republic of China had released a statement in reaction to the planned N77 trillion ($200 billion) coronavirus lawsuit from Nigerian lawyers over the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on Nigeria.
The Chinese government called solidarity internationally and urged countries not to “resort to mutual accusation or demand retribution and accountability” over the outbreak of coronavirus.
Though the virus was first recorded in Wuhan, China back in December 2019, it has however spread to many countries across the world.
In another post, Legit.ng reported that the team of Nigerian lawyers announced a plan to begin a class action worth billions of dollars against China over the pandemic in Nigeria at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), The Hague.
Sun Saixong, the press secretary of the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria on Thursday, April 30, in a statement, said its government pledged to stand with Nigeria in the fight against COVID-19.
He said: “Our people are joining hands to overcome the current difficulties. The virus is a common enemy to all mankind and may strike anytime, anywhere.
Like other countries, China is also a victim, not a perpetrator, even less an accomplice of COVID-19. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, in an open, transparent and responsible spirit, China has taken the most comprehensive, rigorous and thorough measures to contain its spread and conduct international cooperation.
“In this process accumulated valuable experience and made global contribution to the global response,” he said.
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