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Trump announces end of ties with WHO over virus pandemic, to end special treatment for Hong Kong

UN President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he was “ending” the country’s relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) for its failure to carry out the reforms and said the annual contribution of $ 450 million Will be sent back to other bodies around the world.

The president also said that the United States would end special status for Hong Kong and align with mainland China and prevent some Chinese students from enrolling in American universities and colleges. Trump’s statement comes after China imposed a controversial national security law on Hong Kong, with many critics saying it would ban Hong Kong’s independence.

Trump said in the news briefing, “Because they have failed to make the requested and much-needed reform, we will end our relationship with the World Health Organization today and redirect those funds worldwide and urgently address public health needs.” Will be eligible for. ”

Trump sent a list of reforms that the United States wanted the world body to permanently free the trio from their contributions and end their dependence on China, ending its membership.

“The only way for the organization is whether it can truly demonstrate independence from China.” He last week gave WHO Director General Dr. Tedros wrote in a four-page letter to Adenom Ghebiusius. He gave the world body 30 days to react.

The United States launched several world bodies and multilateral agreements under the supervision of President Trump with the Trans-Pacific Partnership in January 2017, the month he assumed office. This was followed by a departure from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (2017), UNESCO (2017), Iran Sauda (2018) and UNHCR (2018). And the president has grumbled about US contributions with NATO and the United Nations and now the World Health Organization.

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