A German Newspaper has sent China an invoice of £130bn over the Coronavirus pandemic in the country, following in the footsteps of Germany’s government in calling out Beijing over the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Germany joined a host of countries including France and the UK to call out the irresponsibility of China over the global Coronavirus pandemic which originated from Wuhan, China.
A major German newspaper calculated a £130 billion invoice it says China owes Germany due to the impact of disease.
The latest attacks have come in the light of recent revelation that Beijing hid the true scope of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.
US President, Donald Trump stated on Saturday that there would be consequences if it was discovered that China deliberately released the virus to the public.
He stated further that the Chinese were embarrassed and couldn’t admit if what happened in Wuhan was a mistake or deliberate.
German newspaper, Bild joined in the attack by raising an itemised invoice of €149 billion (£30 billion) it says China owes Berlin for damages. It tiled the publication, ‘What China Owes Us’.
The itemised list include; €27 billion for lost tourism revenue, €7.2 billion for lost revenue from the German film industry, €1 million per hour lost for national airline carrier Lufthansa and €50 billion as losses for small scale business in Germany.
The newspaper calculated that China owes every German citizen €1,784 (£1,550) per person if the GDP of Germany falls by 4.2 percent.
Beijing responded to the publication by claiming it stirs up Xenophobia and Nationalism against China.
The Editor-in-chief of the German Newspaper, Julian Reichelt rejected Beijing’s response saying the Chinese kept the world in the dark about the true nature of the virus.
“We asked in our newspaper Bild whether China should pay for the massive economic damage the coronavirus is inflicting worldwide.
“Xi Jinping, your government and your scientists had to know long ago that coronavirus is highly infectious, but you left the world in the dark about it.”
“Your top experts didn’t respond when Western researchers asked to know what was going on in Wuhan. You were too proud and too nationalistic to tell the truth, which you felt was a national disgrace.”
The newspaper responded.