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China ‘will NOT have to pay reparations’ for coronavirus a year into worldwide crisis

China ‘will NOT have to pay reparations’ for coronavirus a year into worldwide crisis
CHINA will not be expected to pay coronavirus reparations despite repeated calls for the nation to take responsibility for the deadly disease, commentators claim.

Chinese President Xi Jinping will not be facing reparations according to reports Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters.Former President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping As the exact origins of the virus evades experts around the world, frustration at the ongoing restrictions is leading to more calls of reparations beyond the US.It is also improbable that a strong legal claim for the case against China will be found, according to commentators.Writing for The Conversation, editor Stephen Khan explained: “In the case of coronavirus, there is unlikely to be a strong legal basis to claim reparations from China under international law.

Wang Yi, China’s Foreign Minister, said: “The China of today is not the China of a century ago, and nor is the world.Mr Khan continued: “Even if there were a legal basis or political reason to do so, reparations could be difficult to implement.

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