China on Thursday introduced an extra $ 30 million grant to the World Health Organization (WHO). This determination has been taken at a time when the US President has determined to cease the funds being given by the US to WHO. Earlier, Beijing had expressed "grave concern" over US President Donald Trump's determination to freeze funds for the Global Health Agency.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang introduced at a media briefing right here that the grant could be along with the $ 20 million beforehand supplied by China to WHO.
America accused WHO of being biased
The US has stopped funding, questioning the position of the WHO in coping with the corona virus epidemic. <! –
US President Donald Trump alleges that the WHO's angle is biased and tilted in favor of China.
China gave hints to extend grant
China had on 15 April hinted at rising its financial contribution to the United Nations Health Agency. In response to Trump's announcement, Zhao Lijian, one other spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, mentioned "China expresses serious concern over the US announcement of the WHO to withhold its funding." He mentioned that China will at all times help the Geneva-based WHO in taking part in an essential position in worldwide public well being and the worldwide anti-pandemic response. Zhao had mentioned, "China has provided $ 20 million to WHO (to fight COVID-19) and we will study the related case."
Questions raised on the transparency of China and WHO
Both China and WHO confronted extreme criticism over the dearth of transparency concerning the invention of coronaviruses in December final 12 months. Although China has denied any cover-up allegations, China claims that it’s the first nation to report the Kovid-19 to WHO.