Top Japanese Official Calls For W.H.O To Be Renamed ‘China Health Organization’
Deputy Prime Minister refers to the virus as the 'Wuhan virus'
Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister, Taro Aso, slammed the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) for supporting communist China's propaganda amid the coronavirus outbreak, saying it should be renamed the “China Health Organization.”
Aso said, according to Formosa TV:
“Although the details are murky, the W.H.O.’s previous director-general was a Chinese national, and at the time, there were complaints all around, and now at least the petition has gathered 300,000 signatures or rather 500,000 signatures."
“People think the World Health Organization should change its name," he added.
"It shouldn’t be called the W.H.O., it should be renamed the C.H.O., this appeal is truly resonating with the people.”
“Early on, if the W.H.O. had not insisted to the world that China had no pneumonia epidemic, then everybody would have taken precautions,” Aso continued.
“The W.H.O., which is a global organization, does not even include Taiwan, and then precisely because Taiwan is not a member of the W.H.O., it becomes a world leader in fighting the epidemic," he said.
"Then after that statement is made, the CCP jumps out to correct it, it says Taiwan is a region, not a country.”
Aso also referred to the virus as the “Wuhan virus,” which has been documented in Japanese newspapers.
U.S secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said China's propaganda had created a considerable risk to the global community, and this had “truly put thousands of lives at risk.”
He added that China's handling of the crisis illustrated the tendencies of the single-party Communist state’s authoritarian.
WOW: Japanese official blasts China, says the WHO should be renamed the CHO -- China Health Organization, given the Chinese Communist Party's role in covering up the #coronavirus outbreak: pic.twitter.com/www1S2nRUu— John Cooper (@thejcoop) April 1, 2020
“My concern is that this cover-up, this disinformation that the Chinese Communist Party is engaged in, is still denying the world the information it needs so that we can prevent further cases or something like this from recurring again,” he added, Reuters reported.
Last month, a news outlet in China blew the whistle claiming China was "faking" its recovery from the virus.
Beijing-based Caixin made the accusation, claiming that China is far from recovered.
The newspaper states that “local governments are faking coronavirus recovery.”
The paper cites business insiders across the country that claim to be unable to fill quotas set by the government.
The article explained:
“Leaving lights and air conditioners on all day long in empty offices, turning on manufacturing equipment, faking staff rosters and even coaching factory workers to lie to inspectors are just some of the ways they helped manufacture flashy statistics on the resumption of business for local governments to report up the chain.”