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China Rejects WHO Call for More Transparency on Origins Probe
July 20, 2021

China Rejects WHO Call for More Transparency on Origins Probe

By Shannon Tiezzi
China’s Foreign Ministry bluntly rejected the WHO’s call for China to be more cooperative with investigations into COVID-19’s origins.

WHO Chief Says It Was ‘Premature’ to Rule out COVID Lab Leak
July 16, 2021

WHO Chief Says It Was ‘Premature’ to Rule out COVID Lab Leak

By Frank Jordans and Maria Cheng
Tedros also made a rare public criticism of China, directly asking Beijing to “to be transparent, open and cooperate” with the WHO investigation.
Experts Question If WHO Should Lead Pandemic Origins Probe
July 02, 2021

Experts Question If WHO Should Lead Pandemic Origins Probe

By Maria Cheng and Dake Kang
There are increasing calls for an independent analysis to discover where COVID-19 came from, given the politicization of the WHO investigation.

WHO’s COVID-19 Origin Report Leaves Everyone Unsatisfied
April 01, 2021

WHO’s COVID-19 Origin Report Leaves Everyone Unsatisfied

By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S. led its allies in issuing a statement of concern, while China attempted to push back on pointed comments from the WHO’s director general.

The WHO Should Be More Wary of China
February 11, 2021

The WHO Should Be More Wary of China

By Ben Lowsen
From the recent investigation in Wuhan and beyond, the WHO is staking its credibility on the word of a malicious actor.

WHO Team Wraps up COVID-19 Origins Probe in Wuhan
February 09, 2021

WHO Team Wraps up COVID-19 Origins Probe in Wuhan

By Associated Press
As expected, the team made few definitive pronouncements – other than ruling out the theory that the virus originally leaked from a lab in Wuhan.

WHO Expert Visit to China for COVID-19 Origin Probe Remains Under Negotiation
January 07, 2021

WHO Expert Visit to China for COVID-19 Origin Probe Remains Under Negotiation

By Associated Press
Earlier this week, the WHO head expressed his disappointment at a “last minute” halt to a planned experts’ visit.
China Points Finger at Imported Food Packaging as It Casts Doubt on COVID-19 Origins
November 26, 2020

China Points Finger at Imported Food Packaging as It Casts Doubt on COVID-19 Origins

By Associated Press
China’s new focus on testing packaging comes amid a media push to claim that frozen food imports brought the virus to Wuhan in the first place.

Did China Join COVAX to Counter or Promote Vaccine Nationalism?
October 23, 2020

Did China Join COVAX to Counter or Promote Vaccine Nationalism?

By Hemant Adlakha
China has finally announced its membership in the WHO’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution alliance. What took so long?

China Delayed Releasing Coronavirus Info, Frustrating WHO
June 02, 2020

China Delayed Releasing Coronavirus Info, Frustrating WHO

By Associated Press
An AP investigation finds that the WHO internally worried that China cost the world valuable time by not sharing enough information.

Decoding Xi Jinping’s Speech at the World Health Assembly
May 19, 2020

Decoding Xi Jinping’s Speech at the World Health Assembly

By Valérie Niquet
China is on the defensive amid a global backlash, trying to move the narrative toward Xi’s “shared future for mankind.”
Global Health Security: A Call for Taiwan’s Inclusion
April 21, 2020

Global Health Security: A Call for Taiwan’s Inclusion

By Chen Shih-chung
Taiwan’s minister of health makes the case for the country’s inclusion in the WHO.

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