Suing China over COVID-19 pandemic would be "huge mistake": U.S. senator

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-02 16:15:36|Editor: huaxia

Photo taken on July 23, 2020 shows the White House in Washington D.C., the United States. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

"We launch a series of unknown events that could be very, very dangerous. I think this is a huge mistake," Senior Senator Dianne Feinstein said recently.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- Allowing U.S. citizens to sue China over the COVID-19 pandemic would be a "huge mistake," a Californian senator has said.

"We launch a series of unknown events that could be very, very dangerous. I think this is a huge mistake," said Senior Senator Dianne Feinstein recently during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

Ma Huihuang (L), leader of the poverty relief team of Shibadong Village, together with villager Shi Linjiao, promotes local products via live streaming at Shibadong Village of Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, central China's Hunan Province, May 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Chen Sihan)

Noting that China has pulled tens of millions of people out of poverty in a short period of time, Feinstein regarded China as a country "growing into a respectable nation among other nations" and a "potential trading partner."

Feinstein also said that other countries, including China, could use the new legal precedent against the United States, resulting in global chaos, according to Fox News.

Her comments came three months after Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a lawsuit demanding that the Chinese government take responsibility and make compensations for the global pandemic.

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