USCBC: 'appropriate' to ease tariffs in outbreak

Containing the coronavirus outbreak is "in the common interest of both the United States and China," and it is an "appropriate gesture" to reduce or eliminate tariffs in the wake of the virus, according to Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council (USCBC). "Probably the best way to keep the epidemic out of the United States is to support efforts in China to contain it in China," Allen told China Daily, as the virus has killed 563 people in China, with 2,987 new cases reported in Central China's Hubei province on Wednesday.