After several world leaders lambasted the way World Health Organisation (WHO) has handled the Coronavirus pandemic and for shielding China, Japanese Deputy PM Taro Aso mincing no words has said that the organisation should be called as 'Chinese Health Organization'
. He slammed Beijing for covering up the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak and WHO complicity in the same.
Taro Aso is the latest world leader to have decried WHO for its failure to detect the Corona virus pandemic early and also for its complicity in shielding China. US President Donald Trump until recently terming the virus as Chinese Virus but stopped using the term after his telephone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping. However, the Japanese are also aggrieved that it was due to the lackaadaisical attitude of WHO and China that the Tokyo Olympics that was to be held from 24 July had to be postponed to 2021. This has resulted in huge losses to the host country Japan.
Questioning the delay in recognizing and announcing the Corona pandemic, Taro Aso said, "If WHO had not insisted to the world that China had no pneumonia epidemic, then everybody would've taken precautions. The WHO, which is a global organization, does not even include Taiwan. And then precisely because Taiwan is not a member of the WHO, it becomes a world leader in fighting the epidemic. Then after that statement is made, the CCP jumps out to correct it".
Japan Deputy PM hits out at WHO for excluding Taiwan and shielding China
The Japanese Deputy PM was speaking in the country's parliament where he called out WHO for the its murky behavior. "Although the details are murky, the WHO's previous Director-General was a Chinese national and at the time there were complaints all around. And now, at least the petition has received 500,000 signatures. People think the World Health Organization should change its name, it shouldn't be called the WHO, it should be renamed the CHO (or Chinese Health Organization). This is truly resonating with the people".
Though Japan does not recognize Taiwan as a separate country yet, things maybe changing. Aso had once said "Taiwan, in various ways, is a country that shares common values with Japan".