May.06 — Taiwan urged the World Health Organization to allow it to rejoin a key global health assembly later this month despite objections from China. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo again criticized China’s handling of the pandemic, while easing off of claims the virus escaped from a laboratory there. John Liu reports on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.”
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The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.”