Missouri attorney general sues China over coronavirus pandemic

CAPE GIRARDEAU — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt sued the Chinese government Tuesday in federal court here, alleging that an “appalling campaign of deceit, concealment, misfeasance, and inaction by Chinese authorities unleashed this (coronavirus) pandemic.”

The suit says China covered up the virus after it began to spread, failed to check the spread by restricting travel and was slow to share information about the genetic makeup of the virus and its methods of transmission with other countries.

Foreign governments are typically immune from such suits, but Schmitt claims two possible exceptions in the law: one covering commercial activities that cross international boundaries and the other covering deaths or injuries that occur in the U.S. …


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