- Title: China criticises U.S. withdrawal from World Health Organization
- Date: 8th July 2020
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (JULY 8, 2020) (REUTERS) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN ZHAO LIJIAN ARRIVING AT NEWS CONFERENCE MEDIA SEATED (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN, ZHAO LIJIAN, SAYING: "The U.S.'s action has broken international efforts towards fighting the pandemic, and has especially brought about a negative impact on developing countries that urgently need international support. We urge the U.S. to carry out its international obligation and responsibility to show us the image of a responsible great power. " NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN, ZHAO LIJIAN, SAYING: "We appeal to the international community to further unite (and participate) in multilateral mechanisms, and expand investment and support for the World Health Organization to uphold the safety of global public health." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS CHINA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY CHINESE NATIONAL FLAG FLYING
- Embargoed: 22nd July 2020 10:51
- Keywords: China U.S. relationship China-Trump World Health Organizationï¼ŒTrumpï¼Œ COVID-19
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001CLY6Q87
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: China criticised the United States' planned withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO), saying on Wednesday (July 8) that the move will have grave implications for developing countries.
Beijing was urging the international community to step up support for the WHO, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters during a daily briefing.
The United Nations said on Tuesday (July 7) the United States will leave the WHO on July 6, 2021 after receiving notification of the decision by President Donald Trump, who has accused the agency of becoming a puppet for China during the coronavirus pandemic.
(Production: Thomas Suen, Fang Nanlin)
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