World Health Assembly

Tedros Defends W.H.O.: We ‘Worked Day and Night’ on Coronavirus

World Health Organization (W.H.O.) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday that his organization “worked day and night to coordinate the global response” to the coronavirus pandemic, “providing technical advice, catalysing political solidarity, mobilising resources, coordinating resources and much more.”

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China Declares the World Health Assembly a Big Win for Beijing

Chinese Communist Party (CCP) media celebrated this week’s World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting as a big win for China, projecting confidence that the CCP has stymied the worldwide movement to investigate the origins of the Wuhan coronavirus and retains commanding influence in the World Health Organization (WHO). State media claimed China’s nemeses – including the United States, Australia, and Taiwan – were the “largest losers” at the WHA.

Xi Jinping

China Hijacks Call for Independent Probe of Coronavirus Origins

After weeks of howling that calls for an international investigation of the Wuhan coronavirus were nothing but political dirty tricks intended to scapegoat China for the failure of other governments to manage the pandemic effectively, and effectively declaring economic war on Australia for daring to demand such an investigation, the Chinese delegation to the World Health Assembly (WHA) suddenly decided on Tuesday to co-sponsor a resolution calling for an independent review.

Chinas President Xi Jinping speaks to Russia's President Vladimir Putin via a video link, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 2, 2019. (Photo by Noel CELIS / POOL / AFP) (Photo by NOEL CELIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

62 Nations Back Australia’s Demand for Chinese Coronavirus Probe

Australia’s demand for an investigation into the World Health Organization’s bungled response to the deadly Chinese coronavirus pandemic now has the backing of 62 nations, all willing to support a draft resolution addressing the issue Tuesday at a meeting of the World Health Assembly.

BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 25: Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the podium during the unveiling of the Communist Party's new Politburo Standing Committee at the Great Hall of the People on October 25, 2017 in Beijing, China. China's ruling Communist Party today revealed the new Politburo Standing Committee after …