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China grants the WHO another $30m

Funding comes days after US says it will pull its financial support

China has now underlined its support of WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, pictured here with Chinese President Xi Jinping.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- China on Thursday announced it will donate an additional $30 million to the World Health Organization.

The move comes in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump saying he will halt U.S. funding of the WHO. It also emphasizes China's support of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO's director-general.

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