Seattle, W.A. – In recent statements, a Chinese ambassador to Australia threatened the country if they attempted to investigate the coronavirus handling. The Australian prime minister has been pushing for an independent probe. In the statements, the Chinese ambassador threatened the Australian economy with boycott if they pursued the investigation.
While the ambassador says that the threats are the Chinese people retaliating, is it really? In essence, this is a direct threat against the Australian government by the government of China.
President Trump has also called for similar investigations into the Chinese handling of coronavirus. In his comments on Monday, he suggests that the US may seek damages for the coronavirus spread in the country. Will China respond similarly to Trump’s statements?
Over 1 million people in the United States have been confirmed to have the coronavirus. There are just under 60,000 deaths attributed as well. Mixed opinions exist across the country whether blame should be placed on China for the virus or not.