Beijing on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of smearing China and shirking American responsibilities to the World Health Organization, after the USA president threatened to pull out of the United Nations health body.
In the letter, Trump lists what he says are examples of the WHO's shortcomings in managing the pandemic, including ignoring early reports of the emergence of the virus, and being too close to China.
In a letter to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a copy of which was published by Trump on Twitter, the president added that he could reconsider the United States membership in the organization.
On Monday, Trump wrote to WHO director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus threatening to withdraw the US from the United Nations health agency, citing a series of alleged "failings" on how it has dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a letter published this morning, he said a review carried out by his administration had "confirmed numerous serious concerns" he has voiced about the organisation's response to the crisis - including an "alarming lack of independence" from China.
But it could "dissociate" itself from sections referring to intellectual property rights for drugs and vaccines, and to continued provision of services for sexual and reproductive health during the pandemic, they said.
The Guangzhou authorities at the time denied claims of racial profiling, but President Trump has said the World Health Organization should have condemned the "racially discriminatory actions".
The president in the letter said his administration has been in talks with the WHO on "how to reform the organization", without elaborating on the measures.
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He accused Tedros of misleading the world by asserting on February 3 that the chances of COVID-19 going anywhere outside China were "very low" and that travel restrictions were "causing more harm than good".
The president did not specify what changes were needed for him to restore US donations, the WHO's largest single source of funding.
Prior to the funding freeze, the United States was the biggest single donor to the World Health Organization, contributing nearly a fifth of its total budget.
The world has since been questioning China and the WHO over their handling of the deadly virus.
Speaking on Tuesday at the virtual summit, Tedros said, "WHO's focus now is fighting the pandemic, with every tool at our disposal".
Diplomats said the United States, which suspended its funding of the World Health Organization during the crisis, was unlikely to block a consensus backing the resolution.
Washington also claims that Beijing has deliberately underreported the severity of the infection and had the WHO cover it up on its behalf, allowing the virus to spread all over the world.
The editorial, attributed to no author but "The Lancet", is simply titled "Reviving the US CDC" and focuses on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.