[size=41]Trump begins the first steps to punish China
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The administration of President Donald Trump directed the US Federal Reserve Fund to cancel the plan to pump more than $ 4 billion in Chinese investment, a move that comes as the president blames Beijing almost daily for not doing enough to stop the spread of the Corona virus around the world.
The administration gave the board of directors that oversee the savings savings plan until Wednesday to comply with the president’s directives.
National Economic Council Chairman Larry Kudlow and National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien wrote a letter Monday to Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia calling on the board of directors of the pension fund to keep funds away from Chinese stocks.
The letter warned that such investments constitute national and humanitarian security concerns because they act in violation of the US penal code and help China strengthen its army and suppress the religious minorities living in the country.
"The fund is slated to implement ... these plans during a period of growing suspicion regarding China's relations with the rest of the world, including the possibility that future sanctions will be for the Chinese government's massive actions regarding the global spread of the Covid 19 pandemic caused by the Corona virus," the message said. .
Scalia followed up with a letter to the fund asking him to drop his plan to use the funds in Chinese shares.