China to Donate $ 30 Million to WHO to Fight the Pandemic

Beijing said it wants to support WHO’s fight against Covid-19, in particular by strengthening health systems in developing countries.

The Chinese government announced Thursday that it will donate $ 30 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) to support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying recalled on her Twitter account that Beijing “already donated $ 20 million in cash to WHO on March 11.”

The United States suspended its WHO funding last week, accusing it of allying with China and mismanaging the coronavirus pandemic. Some expert called the action an embarrassing move to deflect the terrible Trump mismanagement of the pandemic in the US leading to the catastrophic situation currently lived by hundreds of thousands of US citizens.

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Beijing said it wants “to support the (WHO) global fight against Covid-19, in particular by strengthening health systems in developing countries.” “At this crucial moment, supporting WHO is supporting multilateralism and global solidarity,” according to the spokeswoman for Chinese diplomacy.

In a new US attack Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that China did not inform the WHO “appropriately” of the coronavirus outbreak, which originated in Wuhan City.

Featured image: Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, visits a tea farm in Pingli County, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, April 21, 2020. (Xinhua/Yan Yan)

Source URL: Telesur with OT content

Translated and edited by JRE/EF

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