Do we need another pandemic relief fund?

In my latest editorial for CGTN, I ask whether the G20 is moving in the right direction with its heavily hyped global pandemic relief fund.

Therefore, we must be skeptical when the West contends that the WHO will act with the autonomy necessary to carry out any massively funded effort to aid nations in fighting current and future pandemics.

To no one’s surprise, China has adopted a position similar to this. Just last week, Zhao Lijian, China’s foreign ministry spokesman, said China “firmly supports strengthening global governance system, enhancing the leadership and coordination of the WHO and improving anti-pandemic financing cooperation.”

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