Canada took action, sued China to the WTO and asked China to stop safety testing
Recently, Tianjin and Shanghai have successively reported local cases of new coronary pneumonia. According to reports, this is also related to imported foods that have attracted much attention recently. According to relevant statistics, in just 6 days, 10 cities in China notified imported cold chain food and its outer packagingnew crown virus The /span> test showed positive or weak positive, which also attracted official attention. But I did not expect that this behavior of China actually caused dissatisfaction in Canada, and even went to the WTO to complain.
Canada Suing China for unreasonable practices
According to Reuters previously, Canada declared at a WTO meeting that China had conducted nucleic acid tests on imported food and rejected those who tested positive Food is”unreasonable trade restrictions” and even urges China to stop this behavior.
As soon as Canada made this move, Australia was also busy with it. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has reported that because China has stepped up inspections of imported food, it believes that China’s approach is contrary to international norms. In addition to Canada, countries such as the United States, Brazil, Mexico, and the United Kingdom have all agreed. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention even stated,”There is no evidence that the infection of the new coronavirus is related to food.”
But the so-called lack of evidence in the United States is not because this phenomenon does not exist, but because these countries do not have the”capability” to achieve the level of testing that China has. If it is really as questioned by these countries, then why the several local epidemics in China after the investigation are more or less related to cold chain imported food. If one or two times are accidental, are the results of so many tests also accidental?
h1 class=”pgc-h-arrow-right”>Science It’s a coincidence that in these countries, except Australia, the epidemic situation in other countries is not optimistic, and they have no position to accuse China of protecting the country. Efforts made by the results of epidemic prevention.
For example, the new cases in Tianjin previously were all porters of Tianjin Hailian Frozen Food Co., Ltd. Relevant experts said that the reason why cold chain imported products have been tested for multiple times is supported by research results. Previous studies have confirmed that the new coronavirus can still survive under minus 20 degrees, and cold chain products are located. The low ambient temperature is very suitable for long-term survival of the virus.
At the same timeChina Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Chief Expert of Epidemiology Wu Zunyou said that the current situation of overseas epidemics has become more severe, which has increased the chances of the spread of the new crown virus With the arrival of winter in the northern hemisphere, the temperature drops and the virus survives longer.
p style=”text-align:start”>Visible in China There is a scientific basis for this approach, and the reason why Canada and other countries are dissatisfied with China’s approach is nothing more than thinking that China’s testing practices have harmed their trade interests, and their original intention is to”money.”