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Lawmakers Announce Bill to let Americans Sue China over Coronavirus Damages


April 22, 2020

By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times

Americans who were duped by Chinese misinformation over the coronavirus crisis could sue the Chinese government in U.S. courts under new legislation introduced in Congress on Friday.

Rep. Chris Smith, New Jersey Republican, said the bill strips sovereign immunity from China and any other country that misleads the World Health Organization, giving Americans the ability to pursue Beijing in court.

“Knowing full well that they had a deadly and highly contagious disease on their hands, as late as mid-January China’s communist leaders told the WHO tha...

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