Covid-19: more about Xi Jinping’s speech in front of the World Health Organisation (WHO)

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Chinese President Xi Jinping on May 18 delivered a speech in front of the World Health Organisation (WHO). He wanted to present himself as a responsible world leader, making a stark contrast with the United States who cut funding to the WHO. FRANCE 24’s Charles Pellegrin tells us more.

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