Xi Jinping defends handling of coronavirus and backs a review of global response under WHO

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is backing calls for an independent review of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic under the World Health Organisation, but only after the virus is under control.
Xi voiced his support in a video message to a virtual meeting of the WHO’s decision-making body, the World Health Assembly.
China’s president also defended his country’s own handling of the pandemic and pledged $2 billion over two years to help with the COVID-19 response.

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