The President of the United States Donald Trump accuses China at the beginning of the pandemic coronavirus. And if a few weeks ago sanctions against North Korea were discussed only at the level of media, now talking about it seriously in the White house. As the columnist, “RIA Novosti” Ivan Danilov, “code overseas gentlemen” may well allow the US to arbitrarily forgive me debts to China, what will be the revenge worse than the sanctions against Russia.
The expropriation of one trillion dollars of Chinese foreign reserves – that’s what revenge of the DPRK are now discussed in the White House, The Washington Post reports, citing sources from the administration trump.
According to the newspaper, this question is discussed in the framework of the strategy to coerce China to pay financial compensation for the damage caused by the coronavirus. In other words, the columnist, “RIA Novosti” Ivan Danilov, “the moral code of overseas gentlemen” could afford to Trump’s “unauthorized forgiveness” of debt of their own country, and no matter what earlier, Washington took the money in credit from Beijing. Given the mood in America, this gesture of the President of the United States going to the polls, maybe favorably received by the voters, said Danilov.
Doubts arise trump just because he has some business experience, said the journalist. The argument against – risky’s revenge may endanger the status of the American currency. In addition, these severe sanctions will inevitably lead to retaliatory action in Beijing.
Privately Trump and his aides discussed the question of depriving China of its “sovereign immunity” to enable the government or the victims of the epidemic in the U.S. to sue China for damages. George Sorial, who previously held the position of Senior Manager in the company Trump Organization and is involved in a class action against China, said The Washington Post that he and senior White House officials discussed the restriction of “sovereign immunity” of China. The legal experts say that the attempt to limit “sovereign immunity” of China would be extremely difficult and may require legislative acts of Congress.
Some members of the administration also discussed the issue that the United States canceled part of its debt obligations to China, said two sources knowledgeable about the internal discussions. It is unknown whether to support the President of this idea.