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China Threatens To Sanction US Politicians For Criticizing Coronavirus Misinformation: Report

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Mary Margaret Olohan on May 14, 2020

China has threatened to sanction United States politicians for criticizing the country’s coronavirus misinformation.

In a report published by China’s Global Times Thursday, unnamed analysts warn that four U.S. Congress members will be put on China’s sanctions list, including Republican Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Tom Cotton of Arkansas.

The report also mentions a number of other prominent Republican politicians who have criticized China’s mismanagement of coronavirus information, including Reps. Dan Crenshaw of Texas and Jim Banks of Indiana.

“The Chinese government is lashing out at those in the U.S. who are appropriately trying to hold them accountable for intentionally misleading us about the nature of the novel coronavirus, where it was spreading and how quickly things were getting out of control,” Banks told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “I consider their threats a badge of honor.”

The unnamed sources mentioned in the Global Times report said that Republicans “who have been groundlessly accusing China and inflaming the ‘holding China accountable’ political farce will face severe consequences.” The sources warned that those consequences could affect not only the November elections but also business between Missouri, Hawley’s state, and China.

“China won’t just strike back symbolically, but will impose countermeasures that will make them feel painful,” the publication reports. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Focused On The China Threat, This Congressman Became Aware Of Coronavirus Dangers Early On)

Spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian accused Americans of failing to properly fight the coronavirus and instead blaming others and shifting responsibilities on China. The spokesman also noted that American media has begun exposing Republican attacks on China.

“Chinese side urged the US side to stop blaming and smearing China, stop pushing forward anti-China bills and stop acts of abusing litigation against China and focus on safeguarding American people’s lives and health,” Lijian said, according to China’s Global Times.

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    Jojodmonkey May 14, 2020

    WOW, I am sure that really hurts their feelings!
    The USA should seize all ChiCom business, property, wealth, etc… to help repay us for inflecting this horrible Wuhan Hubei Chinese Military Bio Weapons Lab coronavirus Kung Flu and murdering over 85,000 American citizens!

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    JoeyP May 14, 2020

    And? . . . SO WHAT?!? One Patriot who couldn’t care LESS. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

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    WILLIY_BUCK May 14, 2020

    OOOOOOO, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN??? Are they now on double-secret probation???? SO FXXXIN WHAT. LIKE THEY ARE GOING TO CHINA ANYTIME SOON!!

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    JFB May 14, 2020

    Wow, if anyone was still wondering if our mainstream media is in bed with the ChiComs, all doubt has been removed.

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    Terry May 14, 2020

    China: the mole hill that thinks it’s a mountain.

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    Karin Isbell May 14, 2020

    Oh my, but I bet the Chenise commies are offended by the truth.

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    BajaRon May 14, 2020

    So, wear the Chi-Com ‘Sanctions’ as a badge of honor.

    What is the alternative? Lie for the Chinese as they do all they can to destroy this and other freedom loving nations around the world. As they close their fist around the free people of Taiwan.

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    Robert S. Pelno May 14, 2020

    Fuk China And their evil government

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