Trump claims US quits WHO, announces lenient sanctions against China
WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump announced Friday and Friday that he is ending ties between Washington and the World Health Organization and imposing a number of sanctions against China over the coronavirus epidemic and deception of action in Hong Kong.
In a statement from a teleportation in the White House, Trump said he would also ban Chinese researchers studying in the United States, who are considered potential security risks, and seek action against U.S.-listed Chinese companies whose practices are inconsistent with U.S. law. The United States is also revoking the special trade and travel status and privileges granted to Hong Kong instead of violating its treaty obligations with Britain, which Beijing says it has now violated.
Trump accused his predecessor administrations and presidents of allowing China to secede from the United States and said it would not allow it. The immediate reaction of critics from both the democratic and the Republican side was that the so-called sanctions against China were mostly symbolic and lenient. Trump did not mention the tensions between India and China.
The U.S. president asked no questions and turned a corner and set off after his statement, though a pool of a dozen journalists sought to track him down, including the situation in Minnesota and other states where black protests were taking place. the alleged murder of an African = American man by a white police officer.
Critics accuse Trump of igniting the flames of civil unrest and echoing the exact words used by white supremacist-segregation-racist George Wallace – “When looting begins, the shooting begins” – to respond strongly to the riots.