How Bush and Obama ceded the World Health Organization to China

How Bush and Obama ceded the World Health Organization to China
Margaret Chan (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Consider this a good news day for Newsweek. They at least name Obama as one of the presidents responsible for this mess.]

On November 9, 2006, Dr. Margaret Chan, a physician from Hong Kong, was appointed to her first five year term, having garnered majority of support from the World Health Association — the nations who vote on top appointments to the WHO. …

The same was true five years later, when the Obama administration stood by as the pro-Beijing Chan — who appointed a slew of pro-Beijing bureaucrats during her tenure — was reappointed to another term. And when Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the now-controversial WHO director general, stood for election in the spring of 2017, the Trump administration paid little mind. Trump’s agenda when it came to China, as he had made clear during the 2016 campaign, was all about trade. “No one was particularly focused on [the WHO] at the time,” says a National Security Council staffer not authorized to speak on the record.

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