This legislation is about taking necessary actions against China to hold them accountable for the cover up of the COVID-19 outbreak and to prevent the spread of future pandemics, said Senator Steve Daines.
Graham said he was convinced that had it not been for "deception" by the CCP, the virus would not be in the United States. On April 13, Zhao criticized a China sanctions bill spearheaded by Senator Lindsey Graham, saying it is meant to deflect blame about the USA response to the coronavirus outbreak.
"The COVID-19 Accountability Act will force China to provide a full account of the events leading up to this devastating outbreak". The US is the worst-hit country with more than 80,000 deaths and 1.4 million cases.
The increasingly fraught relationship between the world's top two economies over the coronavirus outbreak has cast the trade deal into doubt and made the prospects of a broader agreement even more remote.
The legislation would also require certification that China has closed all operating "wet markets" that can potentially expose humans to health risks, and requires the release of all Hong Kong pro-democracy advocates that were detained in post-pandemic crackdowns.
Graham said Tuesday that the "hard-hitting" bill sanctions China "until they cooperate with investigators".
Lawsuits have already been launched in the United States against China, where the virus originated.
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Failing to certify these items would enable Trump to impose a range of sanctions, including freezing assets, travel bans, visa revocations and barring Chinese companies from being listed on American stock exchanges.
It would also ban United States banks from providing loans to Chinese firms. Thom Tillis, R-N.C.; Rick Scott, R-Fla.; and Mike Braun, R-Ind.
This is the second list of US goods to be excluded from the second round of tariff countermeasures against the US Section 301 measure, according to a statement from the Customs Tariff Commission of China's State Council.
Health workers in the US.
Trade hawks view the agreement that took effect in mid-February as tilted toward the U.S. However, analysts viewed termination as a last option that would be utilized only in extreme circumstances, said the newspaper, published by the People's Daily, the official news organ of China's ruling Communist Party.
Hours after the report was published, Chinese importers on Monday bought at least four cargoes, or about 240,000 tonnes, of USA soybeans on Monday for shipment beginning in July, and additional sales are possible, two traders familiar with the deals said on Monday.
Indeed, a report from the Centre for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) claimed last week that it would be "impossible" for China to do so.