The Washington Post reports:
China has committed $30 million to the World Health Organization one week after President Trump halted U.S. funding to the U.N. agency that has emerged as a battleground for influence between the two powers.
Trump last week announced his intention to freeze U.S. contributions after slamming the global body as having “failed in its basic duty” to respond quickly to the coronavirus outbreak, because of deference to Beijing.
In announcing the donation Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang defended the WHO and said the agency under the leadership of Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been “actively fulfilling its duties and upholding an objective, scientific and impartial stance.”
Should have been $30 billion.