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(14,510 posts)
Thu Apr 23, 2020, 09:03 PM Apr 2020

China to give WHO US$30 million more after US freezes funds

Source: Channel News Asia

BEIJING: China announced on Thursday (Apr 23) it will give another US$30 million to the World Health Organization to help in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, days after Washington said it would freeze funding.

The US, which is the WHO's biggest contributor, accused the organisation last week of "mismanaging" the COVID-19 crisis, drawing ire from Beijing as both countries spar over the deadly virus.

Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the new donation would be in addition to a previous US$20 million committed, and would help "strengthen developing countries' health systems".

He added that China's contribution to the UN agency "reflects the support and trust of the Chinese government and people for the WHO".

Read more: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/coronavirus-covid-19-china-who-us-freeze-funding-12670368

The loss of America's standing as a world leader continues steadily along.......

So much winning I can hardly stand it......
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(33,035 posts)
1. Thank you China!
Thu Apr 23, 2020, 09:09 PM
Apr 2020

Stepping up to take over the vacuum of leadership, since the orange asshole has shown once again that he can't do shit.


(80 posts)
3. As I predicted last week
Thu Apr 23, 2020, 09:20 PM
Apr 2020

And China will increase its funding and its influence around the world. Way to go, fuck-up donny little hands.


(5,731 posts)
4. Leadership, versus "leverage."
Thu Apr 23, 2020, 09:56 PM
Apr 2020

...Which one's the "shithole country" again?

Stop Making America Ridiculous & Terrible


(5,556 posts)
5. I find it harder and harder
Thu Apr 23, 2020, 10:48 PM
Apr 2020

to believe the wide brush stokes some politicians engage in to paint the Chinese as a country, as a people, as the Evil Empire.

But I personally don't need to center my life around hating some demonized 'evil' group or not-like-me minority to justify my existence, like some need to do.

Just me mellowing in my old age?



(33,643 posts)
10. The people are great, their government however does suck, big time, evil is not an unfair term
Fri Apr 24, 2020, 04:45 AM
Apr 2020

And not because it's socialist, but because ... well ... they do a lot of evil shit in general.

In THIS case, however ... the outcome seems positive at least.


(89,315 posts)
11. the Govt of China IS evil . China does these things to build influence around the world
Fri Apr 24, 2020, 05:51 AM
Apr 2020

By CHina i mean the govt .

How they dealt with this virus when it first came up is an example of their evil.


(24,356 posts)
8. The loss of America's standing as a world leader continues steadily along
Fri Apr 24, 2020, 12:58 AM
Apr 2020

That's why this was a brilliant idea by China
Buys a lot of good will

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