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VIRUS UPDATE: British Airways Suspends ALL FLIGHTS to Mainland China, American Airlines Slash Schedule

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.29.20

Multiple airlines severely reduced their routine flights to mainland China Wednesday; citing growing concerns over the deadly Coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 150 people in the region.

British Airways is now the first airline to suspend all flights to China.

“British Airways said it is canceling all flights to outbreak-stricken mainland China, the first major airline to do so as the number of people in the country infected by a fast-spreading new coronavirus surpassed that of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, nearly two decades ago,” reports the Wall Street Journal.

“The British Airway flights will stay grounded at least until Jan. 31, the carrier said Wednesday. A second airline, Indonesia’s Lion Air, said that it, too, would halt all flights to China starting Saturday. Taken together, the airlines’ moves serve as a harbinger of more cutbacks to services to the Chinese mainland, as safety concerns rise and demand drops sharply—triggered by the virus’s rapid spread around the globe,” adds the newspaper.

The United States Department of State issued a direct warning Monday; urging citizens to avoid travel to China as the coronavirus continues to strengthen and spread across Asia.

“The U.S. State Department on Monday warned against visiting China and said Americans should not travel to the Hubei province, given that the province’s city of Wuhan is ground zero for a new deadly coronavirus,” reports Reuters.

“It said travelers should be prepared for the Chinese government to put travel restrictions in place ‘with little or no advance notice,’” adds the website.

Read the full report at the Wall Street Journal.

USA WARNS CITIZENS: State Department Issues Official Warning Over Visiting China as Virus Spreads

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.27.20

The United States Department of State issued a direct warning Monday; urging citizens to avoid travel to China as the coronavirus continues to strengthen and spread across Asia.

“The U.S. State Department on Monday warned against visiting China and said Americans should not travel to the Hubei province, given that the province’s city of Wuhan is ground zero for a new deadly coronavirus,” reports Reuters.

“It said travelers should be prepared for the Chinese government to put travel restrictions in place ‘with little or no advance notice,’” adds the website.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Source: Reuters

AMERICA FIRST: Trump SLAMS China with $60 Billion in Trade Tariffs

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.22.18

The Trump administration announced crippling new trade tariffs against China this week, targeting one of America’s major trading partners with over $60 billion on foreign-produced goods.

According to CNBC, President Trump signed the executive order in the White House Thursday afternoon, saying the new tariffs were “the first of many” as America struggles to shrink its massive trade deficit.

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is set to publish a highly-anticipated report in two weeks; detailing over 1,300 product lines impacted by the new import tax.

“The challenge for every president is how to do it in a way that doesn’t punish Americans for China’s misbehavior,” said Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. “So, you’ve really got to narrow these and target these.”

The new tariff’s come as the Trump administration announced a massive tariff on steel and aluminum; charging foreign-producers a 25% import fee for access to American markets.

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