Eight Countries in the World Compensate China for the Covid-19 Totally $ 100 trillion
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According to the Hong Kong Economic Daily reported, the Chinese side scrambled for global claims. The eight countries demanded compensation of 775 trillion yuan from China for the epidemic. When Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang recently responded to foreign claims against China for the epidemic, he pointed out that this was an indiscriminate complaint. According to the “Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act” and other provisions, the courts of the United States and other countries may not be able to accept these cases directed at the Chinese government. According to media reports as of the morning of April 29, at least eight countries (United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Egypt, India, Nigeria, Australia) have filed lawsuits against Chinese officials, and the amount of claims may be in the hundreds of billions. The US dollar is equivalent to China’s GDP for more than 7 years.
The United States and Australia have announced that they will investigate whether China has delayed notification The epidemic has led to the spread of the epidemic. To date, at least seven official or private individuals have filed claims against China. According to their statement compiled by the Hong Kong Economic Daily, what is the total amount of their claim? The answer is $ 100 trillion at any time.
According to a report by the Hong Kong Economic Daily today, the Chinese side scolded for global claims. The eight countries demanded compensation of 775 trillion yuan from China for the epidemic. When Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang recently responded to foreign claims against China for the epidemic, he pointed out that this was an indiscriminate complaint. According to the “Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act” and other provisions, the courts of the United States and other countries may not be able to accept these cases directed at the Chinese government.
According to media reports as of the morning of April 29, at least eight official or private organizations have filed a lawsuit against Chinese officials, and the amount of compensation may be hundreds of billions of dollars, equivalent to more than 7 years of China’s GDP. Public opinion has described foreign concatenation of claims against China as a “100-nation coalition”, but there are also claims that this statement is too exaggerated.
The United States
On April 27 local time, US President Trump said today in Hong Kong time that he is investigating China’s failure to stop the spread of the new coronary pneumonia epidemic. “We are very dissatisfied with China.” He also said that together with the United States, the world is suffering, and he will hold China accountable and demand compensation.
On April 21, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a lawsuit against the Chinese government, the National Health Construction Commission, and the Wuhan Virus Research Institute and demanded compensation for life and economic losses in Missouri caused by the epidemic. Missouri accused China of concealing the epidemic, causing the state to suffer economic losses of at least billions of dollars, demanding monetary compensation from China, and presuming the amount of compensation to be billions of dollars.
On April 22, Mississippi’s Attorney General Lynn Fitch sued the Federal Court for accusing the Chinese government of concealing the epidemic and allegedly hoarding medical equipment, and held accountable to China without mentioning the amount. On March 12, a Florida law firm filed a class action lawsuit against Chinese officials. The number of participants claimed to have exceeded 10,000, and the total amount of claims was about US $ 6 trillion. On March 18, Larry Klayman, the former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor and founder of the conservative legal organization Freedom Watch, filed a class-action lawsuit against the federal government in Texas, alleging the Chinese government, etc., claiming compensation from it20 Trillions of dollars.
On April 5, the British think tank Henry. The Henry Jackson Society published a report alleging that China violated international law, causing the global spread of the epidemic and causing major losses to countries. The report suggests that the international community should hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable and claim compensation from the Chinese side through 10 legal channels including the International Court of Justice to maintain the rules-based international order. The amount of the claim is US $ 6.5 trillion.
On April 21, Italy set up a joint signing website for “claims to the Chinese government class action”. It is estimated that the number of signings will exceed 500,000 and plans to claim 100 billion euros (approximately US $ 108 billion). The country ’s Consumer Rights Protection Association (Codacons) also said it is considering filing a lawsuit against China. The “Postal Hotel” in Cortina d Ampezzo, a well-known ski resort in Northern Italy, has filed a lawsuit against the Chinese health department in an Italian court.
On April 15th, Germany’s largest newspaper “Pictorial” published an article accusing China of failing to comply with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) information disclosure obligations, and the act of hiding information has violated international law.
The “Photo” lists the “viral bills” that the CCP should bear: detailed calculations of China’s compensation for various German industries in March and April. The initial calculation of the total compensation should be 149 billion euros, or about 160.2 billion US dollars.
On April 7, Egyptian lawyer Mohamed Talaat filed a legal action against the Chinese embassy in Cairo, demanding that China compensate US $ 10 trillion for damage caused to Egypt by the pneumonia epidemic.
The Indian Bar Association said that it recently sued the Chinese government to the United Nations Human Rights Council, demanding that China conceal the epidemic and cause the global pandemic of the virus, and recover USD 20 trillion in compensation. At present, the case has been filed in the Federal Court of Texas.
The African country ’s Nigerian lawyers ’group pointed to China and filed a class action lawsuit against the court, seeking compensation of US $ 200 billion from China.
The Nigerian media Daily Post reported that the plaintiff, on behalf of Epiphany Azinge, issued a statement saying that these lawyers demanded that China pay this huge sum of money to compensate for “loss of life, economic strangulation, trauma, suffering , Social disorientation, mental torture and the destruction of the daily lives of Nigerian people. ”
Australia’s “The Sun-Herald” reported that more than 1,000 Australians plan to take a claim against China. The lawyer who led the action said the litigation claims exceeded 10 trillion Australian dollars Hong Kong dollar). Jeremy Alters, chief strategist at The Berman Law Group, said that if China reacts immediately, it will inevitably change the entire impact of the epidemic on the global population.
According to the Hong Kong Economic Daily, according to the above statement, the calculated amount is about 49.5 trillion U.S. dollars, plus the tens of trillion U.S. dollars claimed by the State of Missouri in the United States, the total amount of claims may be over one trillion U.S. dollars, or a contract of Hong Kong dollar About 775 trillion yuan.
Taiwanese President asks China for Transparency on Coronavirus Evolution
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on January 22, 2020 asked Chinese authorities to disclose all information about the outbreak of a new viral pneumonia and to work with Taipei to contain the spread.
“I especially want to ask China, as a member of the international community, to fulfill its responsibilities and be transparent about developments in the outbreak, and to share accurate information with Taiwan,” Tsai said at a press conference.
A large number of Taiwanese travel and live in China, where the number of fatalities from a new type of pneumonia originating in the center of the country rose to nine on Wednesday, with the death of three more patients, while the total number of infected people. surpassed 400.
However, at Beijing’s insistence, Taiwan is not a member of the World Health Organization and cannot attend any of that organization’s meetings.
The Taiwan Disease Control Center previously revealed that it was notified on January 15 by its Chinese counterpart about the outbreak. The agency also sent two experts to Wuhan to visit health facilities to better understand the disease.
The island, which functions as a sovereign state, despite Beijing considering a Chinese province and advocating reunification, has already confirmed a case of infection with the virus. She is a businesswoman, who resides in Taiwan, but recently returned from a trip to Wuhan, the city in central China where the disease originated.
“Sharing information is also important for the health of the Chinese population and Beijing should not place political issues above the protection of its own people,” said Tsai. “I want to reiterate that Taiwan is a member of international society. Its 23 million inhabitants, like people from all over the world, are facing a threat to their health,” he said.
The World Health Organization fears a potential global epidemic
This Wednesday the World Health Organization’s decision on a public emergency declaration of international importance is expected. According to the latest report by the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 498 cases of pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus identified in Wuhan, a city with 11 million inhabitants, are now laboratory confirmed. The death toll rose to nine. Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Tawain and the United States have all reported imported cases, all of whom were sick in the Chinese city. The outbreak is thought to have started with contagion from animals, presumably in a local market, with some cases of human-to-human transmission. The origin and mode of transmission have not yet been determined.
According to the latest balance of the Chinese authorities, in 440 confirmed cases in the country, only 25 patients are already cured. There are still 170 suspected cases.
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