First Thing: China is under the spotlight at the World Health Assembly

Posted by on May 18, 2020 6:06 am
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Beijing faces pressure over Taiwan’s status and an investigation into the origins of Covid-19. Plus, how the lockdown could leave us with cleaner, greener cities

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China’s early handling of the coronavirus outbreak will come back under scrutiny on Monday, as the World Health Assembly – the governing body of the World Health Organization – begins a two-day global video conference, which Beijing claims has already been politicised by other members. More than 120 countries have backed a draft resolution, pushed by the EU and Australia, calling for an investigation into the origins of Covid-19.

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