Xi Jinping defends handling of coronavirus and backs a review of global response under WHO – video

Posted by on May 18, 2020 9:41 am
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The Chinese president is backing calls for an independent review of the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic, but only after the virus is under control.

Xi voiced his support in a video message to a virtual meeting of the World Health Organization’s decision-making body, the World Health Assembly. He defended China’s handling of the pandemic and pledged $2bn (£1.64bn) over two years to help with the response.

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