Germany has sparked outrage in China after a major newspaper put together a €149 bn (approximately ₹ 12.4 lakh crores) invoice that Beijing “owes” Berlin following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Germany has followed France, the UK and the US in directing its coronavirus anger at China, where the virus originated. Recent attacks come amid findings that Beijing appeared to cover up the true scale of the crisis, as the source of the outbreak remains a mystery.
Bild, Germany’s Largest Tabloid Newspaper, sends China an Itemised Invoice for 149 billion euros! The list includes a €27 billion charge for lost tourism revenue, up to €7.2 billion for the German film industry, a million euros an hour for German airline Lufthansa and €50 billion for German small businesses.
Bild calculated that this amounts to €1,784 per person if Germany’s GDP falls by 4.2 percent, under the title “What China owes us.”