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Don't let China start dominating UN agencies

The West and Japan must stop Beijing from remaking the world in its image

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization, praised China's "unprecedented response" to the coronavirus outbreak.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The new coronavirus epidemic that originated in China is having a global impact. Despite hopes for a quick halt to the spread of the disease, there is still no sign of it.

Drawing nearly as much media coverage as China's response to the outbreak are the words and deeds of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization. When the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency on Jan. 30, there were complaints the U.N. agency had dragged its feet over concerns that an emergency declaration would harm China's international standing.

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