China has warned it has 'serious concerns' after Donald Trump suspended all US funding to the World Health Organization for what he called 'its role in severely mismanaging the spread of coronavirus'.
Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for Beijing's foreign ministry, said the global battle against the pandemic is at a 'critical moment' and that suspending funding will 'undermine international cooperation against the epidemic.'
His warning came after President Trump said the US with withhold some $500million in WHO funding while an investigation into its handling of the pandemic is carried out.
Trump singled out what he called the WHO's 'dangerous and costly decision' to argue against international travel bans to combat the pandemic.
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