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Top Japanese Official: Rename W.H.O. To ‘China Health Organization,’ Use ‘Wuhan Virus’

By  Ryan Saavedra
   DailyWire.com
Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso answers questios during a upper house plenary session at parliament in Tokyo on March 6, 2020.
KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images

Taro Aso, who serves as Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister, blasted the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) for its soft stance toward communist China amid the outbreak of the coronavirus, saying that the organization should be renamed as the “China Health Organization.”

“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,” Aso said, according to Formosa TV. “People think the World Health Organization should change its name. 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. Then after that statement is made, the CCP jumps out to correct it, it says Taiwan is a region not a country.”

The publication also noted that Aso has repeatedly referred to the virus as the “Wuhan virus,” which has been documented in Japanese newspapers.

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PRESENTER 1: Pro-Taiwan Japanese Politician Aso Taro blasted the World Health Organization for bowing to China and excluding Taiwan.

PRESENTER 2: Speaking to Japanese lawmakers the deputy prime minister said the W.H.O. should change its name to the C.H.O. or China Health Organization. He said being excluded from the global health body Taiwan was driven to become a world leader in combating the coronavirus.

NARRATOR: The coronavirus pandemic has led to the postponement of the 2020 Olympics in Japan. Speaking in Japan’s Parliament, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister leveled fresh criticism against China.

ASO TARO (translated): 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. 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.

NARRATOR: The Japan official took issue with former W.H.O. director-general Margaret Chan, charging her with inadequate accountability. He said the current director-general was no better for giving into China’s spin about the coronavirus.

ASO TARO (translated): 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. 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. Then after that statement is made the CCP jumps out to correct it, it says Taiwan is a region not a country.

NARRATOR: Aso had once said that Taiwan in various ways is a country that shares common values of a Japan. He’s regarded as a member of the pro-Taiwan camp and Japanese Politics. Amid the pandemic, he’s turned to China with a critical eye, questioning its claim that the virus was contained and insisting on using the term ‘Wuhan virus’.

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