World Health Organization officials on Wednesday denied that the body was "China-centric" and said that the acute phase of a pandemic was not the time to cut funding, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he may put contributions on hold.
President Donald Trump criticized the WHO, accusing it of being too focused on China and issuing bad advice about the coronavirus.
Shenzen in China has banned the eating of dogs and cats as part of a wider clampdown on the wildlife trade since the emergence of the new coronavirus.
Republican Representative Jim Banks asked the U.S. government to seek a probe into the fates of Fang Bin, Chen Qiushi and Li Zehua.
Skepticism of China’s official death toll from the coronavirus continues to grow, with some in Wuhan saying “incinerators are working ‘round the clock."
Florence mayor Dario Nardella urged citizens to "hug a Chinese" as part of a campaign to fight racism amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Dr. Giorgio Palu told CNN that fears of being labeled racist contributed to the lack of readiness and the devastating spread of the coronavirus in Italy.
China has accused U.S. leaders of racism for referring to the new coronavirus as the "Wuhan virus." But an examination of Chinese state-media reporters shows the term was used frequently in their coverage during the initial stages of the outbreak.
China could have significantly curbed the spread of the coronavirus and reduced the number of cases by 95 percent, if authorities had taken action three weeks earlier than they did, according to a study published in March.
NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel criticized on Wednesday the use of the term "China virus" to describe the highly contagious coronavirus.