US senator Josh Hawley introduced a bill that would allow Americans to sue China for damages over harm caused by the coronavirus. Photo: AFP

US senator calls China’s threat over coronavirus bill a ‘badge of honour’

  • Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, says he’s not backing down over draft legislation that would allow Americans to sue Chinese government
  • State tabloid Global Times had cited sources saying Beijing was considering punitive measures against US politicians and companies
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
US senator Josh Hawley introduced a bill that would allow Americans to sue China for damages over harm caused by the coronavirus. Photo: AFP
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