White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow said during an interview on Fox Business on Friday that the U.S. would probably sanction parts of the Chinese economy because of its failure to contain the coronavirus outbreak and its dishonesty and lack of transparency about the virus.
Kudlow said that the two nations were still working out the implementation of phase one of their trade deal, but that sanctions for Hong Kong and China were currently being considered and discussed.
“The way they handled the early stages of the coronavirus, they hid information, they did not tell the rest of the world, they did not tell the World Health Organization, which we’ve dropped out of because they’re in cahoots with China, they were not transparent,” Kudlow explained.
Kudlow also criticized China’s effective takeover of Hong Kong, which was supposed to be autonomously governed separately from China under a previous agreement.
President Donald Trump has been right to criticize China’s actions against Hong Kong and with the coronavirus, as well as previous trade agreements that he said were unfair to the U.S.
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