Wuhan is the capital of Hubei province,China, and is the most populous city in Central China. It lies in the eastern Jianghan Plain at the intersection of the middle reaches of the Yangtze and Han rivers. Arising out of the conglomeration of three cities, Wuchang, Hankou, and Hanyang, Wuhan is known as "Jiusheng Tongqu (the nine provinces' leading thoroughfare)"; it is a major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads and expressways passing through the city and connecting to major cities in Mainland China. Because of its key role in domestic transportation, Wuhan was sometimes referred to as the "Chicago of China."
Holding sub-provincial status, Wuhan is recognized as the political, economic, financial, cultural, educational and transportation center of central China. The city of Wuhan, first termed as such in 1927, has a population of 10,220,000 people (as of 2013). In the 1920s, Wuhan was the national capital of a leftist Kuomintang (KMT) government led by Wang Jingwei in opposition to Chiang Kai-shek, as well as wartime capital in 1937.
At the 2010 census, its built-up (or metro) area made of 8 out of 10 urban districts (all but Xinzhou and Hannan not yet conurbated) was home to 8,821,658 inhabitants.
"The COVID-19 emergency tops the list of UNHCR's top-10 underfunded situations in 2021 ... Like Burton, Grandi commented on the pandemic's impact on short-term employment which refugees often rely on ... The first reports of an outbreak in Wuhan, China, emerged in December 2019. In March 2020, the WorldHealthOrganization (WHO) declared a pandemic ... ....
ZHANG WANHONG, Professor of Jurisprudence at WuhanUniversity School of Law, recommended that more attention was paid to the needs of those indirectly affected by the effects of unilateral coercive measures, as many non-profit organizations were also suffering from the impossibility to engage in financial transactions.
Two Republican congress members introduced legislation to pressure China to reveal everything the country knows about the origins of COVID-19, after the US said it couldn't determine whether it had leaked from the WuhanInstitute of Virology ... 'We know the Wuhan Institute of Virology was performing potentially dangerous research on coronaviruses.
The only coronavirus we have is in Wuhan where they have a lab called - what's the lab called again, Stephen?' ... The head of the WorldHealthOrganization insisted just a day earlier that the theory that Covid emerged from a Wuhan lab has not been ruled out — as he said China should help solve the mystery out of 'respect' for the dead.
The lawmakers raised concerns that taxpayer dollars may have been funneled to the WuhanInstitute of Virology through non-governmental organization EcoHealth, which they fear may have been used to fund gain-of-function research. .
news website The Intercept, which claimed to have obtained documents that allegedly detailed the work of a U.S.-based health organization in using Federal money to fund research in bat-borne coronavirus by China'sWuhanInstitute of Virology ... ....
The workshop was partly organised by the WuhanInstitute of Virology ... The head of the WorldHealthOrganization insisted just a day earlier that the theory that Covid emerged from a Wuhan lab has not been ruled out — as he said China should help solve the mystery out of 'respect' for the dead.
No matter which way you look at it, the half-baked idea brought forth by the WorldHealthOrganization's investigative team, that the virus somehow naturally evolved in some unknown part of the world and then piggy-backed into Wuhan on top of frozen food, is held together by even fewer facts.