"China has chose to donate another $30 million in cash to the WHO, in addition to the previous donation of $20 million (A$21 million), to support the global fight against COVID-19 and strengthen developing countries' health systems", foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular press briefing.
With support from the people and government of the U.S., WHO works to improve the health of numerous world's poorest and most vulnerable people. We also work with countries to strengthen health systems and improve access to live-saving health services.
President Donald Trump said the United States would suspend funding while it reviews the WHO's role in "severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus", a process that could take 60 to 90 days. Trump also criticised the organisation's relationship with China.
"As the [WHO's] leading sponsor, the United States has a duty to insist on full accountability", Trump said.
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he "regrets" President Trump's decision to halt funding.
Spokesperson Geng Shuang told a news briefing that the World Health Organization, led by Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, had actively fulfilled its duties with objective, science-based and fair position and played an important role in assisting countries in responding to the outbreak and boosting global cooperation on COVID-19.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said earlier this month that it was "not the time" to be reducing funds to the World Health Organization or any other organisation fighting the pandemic.
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Tedros called on tech companies to help reach people with phone text messages on Covid-19, starting with Asia-Pacific. "Trust us. The worst is yet ahead of us, let's prevent this tragedy", he said.
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But he says without federal control of national and global supply chains for materials, testing will remind a "quagmire". White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said ramping up testing was the top item on the administration's agenda.
The WHO has said the virus likely came from animals and there's no evidence it was manipulated or produced in a laboratory. A US$20 million donation was made in early March.
Acting ambassador Richard Mills said Thursday the pause in funding ordered by the president is necessary so the US can assess the WHO's transparency and accountability.
The gesture comes after President Donald Trump announced he would pull funding from WHO April 14, citing that his administration is investigating the actions taken by the agency early on in the pandemic.
"With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have deep concerns whether America's generosity has been put to the best use possible", Trump said at a coronavirus briefing in the Rose Garden.
Chinese scientists have since said that they suspect that the virus emerged late past year in a Wuhan meat market that butchered exotic animals.
Australia has become one of most forceful critics of Beijing for its handling of the spread of the coronavirus, with Morrison urging several world leaders to support an global inquiry into its origins and spread, as well as the WHO's response.