For some time now, the highest officials of the US Government, President Donald Trump and US Secretary of the State, Mike Pompeo have been accusing China for trying to hide the data regarding the outbreak and the medications of the deadly coronavirus to the world’s best scientists even after such disastrous effects on the world in less than 5 months. The COVID-19 pandemic has largely affected the country with a total of 1,450,000 coronavirus cases and claiming 86,541 lives. Since the past few weeks, pressure has been mounting on President Donald Trump to take action against China. The COVID-19 Accountability Act gives president Donald Trump full permission to impose sanctions on China if it fails to cooperate with a full investigation led by the US or its allies into the events that lead to the spread of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
On Thursday, Senator Thom Tillis put forth his views and presented his detailed 18-point plan. The plan tends to form a Pacific Deterrence Initiative and accept the request made by the military for USD 20 billion in funding. The 18-point plan also intends to deepen the military ties and expand equipment sales overseas to countries like India, Taiwan and Vietnam. Tillis further added and advised the US government to encourage Japan and South Korea to rebuild its military forces by offering military equipment, arms and ammunition. The plan also urges US Government to move the manufacturing units in China back to the US and eliminate every form of supply chain dependency on China. Senator John Barrasso advised the US officials to encourage its companies to create American and western supply chain so that the frontline workers have what they need in such difficult times. The plan requested the International Olympic Committee to withdraw the 2022 Winter Olympics from China which was scheduled to take place in Beijing.
He stated that the Chinese Government has deliberately covered up the details of the regarding the global pandemic which has caused such a great misery to the country. He said that China, which has deliberately hidden data is the same country which locks up its own citizens in labour camps, steals America’s jobs and technology and also threatens the sovereignty of America’s allies. He stated that this 18-point plan is a major wake-up call not only for the United Stated but also to the rest for the rest of the world and said that the plan will hold the Chinese government accountable for hiding data of the COVID-19, sanctioning the Chinese government while protecting the US Economy, public health and national security.
– Christo Freddy, NMTV News