By Lalit K Jha :
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump on Friday said that America is terminating its relationship with the World Health Organisation as he blamed it and China for the deaths and destruction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. Stating that the funding of the WHO would now be diverted to other global public health organisations, Trump announced a series of decisions against China including issuing proclamation to deny entry to certain Chinese nationals and tightening of regulations against Chinese investments in America. Trump also announced that the US will end special treatment of Hong Kong in response to Chinese imposition of new controls over the country.
He said that the US will revise its travel advisory to warn of surveillance in Hong Kong. “The world needs answers from China,” Trump said in his aggressive speech on a bright sunny day from the Rose Garden of the White House. The President, however, did not take any questions.For decades it has ripped off the US like no one has ever done before, he said, reiterating his charges against China. China not only stole intellectual property, took away billions of dollars from the US and offshored the jobs, but also violated its commitment under the World Trade Organisation, he said.
Very saddened, says Trump
May 30 (PTI)
PRESIDENT Donald Trump has said that the US is “very saddened” by what happened to its relationship with China, hours after he announced a series of decisions against it. “We’re talking about doing a lot of things and we’re very, very saddened by what happened to our relationship with China. They should have never allowed this to happen. They could have stopped it at the source. They didn’t want help from anybody, even the World Health Organisation,” he told reporters.