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China says Trump threat to quit WHO is attempt to shift blame

TOKYO — China reacted angrily to a threat by Donald Trump to leave the World Health Organization, saying the U.S. president is trying to shift the blame for his country’s mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Responding to a letter Trump sent to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Tuesday that “the letter from the U.S. leader is full of hints and ambiguous rhetoric.”

“It is an attempt to mislead the public, slander China’s effort in containing the coronavirus, and shift the blame to others. This is in vain,” Zhao told reporters at a daily press

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