China facing pressure over Covid-19 and Taiwan at World Health Assembly

Posted by on May 18, 2020 1:19 am
Categories: Global Stories

More than 120 countries back call for inquiry into origins of virus while US-led coalition is lobbying for Taiwan to attend as an observer

Beijing is expected to face new levels of pressure at the World Health Assembly this week as dozens of nations push for an independent investigation into the coronavirus outbreak and the United States mounts a campaign over Taiwan’s status.

More than 120 countries have backed a call for an investigation into the origins of Covid-19 while a US-led coalition has been aggressively lobbying countries to support Taiwan’s bid to attend as an observer.

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