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Beijing censors WHO chief

China’s major social media networks have censored critical United Nations posts about the People’s Republic’s zero-Covid policy. The posts in question were statements from the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, on Weibo and WeChat. He had called China’s zero-tolerance policy on COVID-19 not sustainable. WeChat disabled the share function on a similar post by the United Nations. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman urged Ghebreyesus to refrain from “irresponsible” remarks.

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