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China to provide 2 billion COVID-19 vaccines globally this year: Xi
BEIJING — China will strive to provide 2 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to the world throughout this year and offer 100 million U.S. dollars to COVAX, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Aug 5 in a written message to the first meeting of the international forum on COVID-19 vaccine cooperation.
The 100 million U.S. dollars to COVAX will mainly go to the distribution of vaccines to developing countries, he said, adding that China would do its best to help developing countries cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
China is committed to building a global community of health for all and has provided vaccines to the world, especially developing countries. The country actively carried out joint production, which illustrates the concept of vaccines as global public goods, Xi stressed.
“I hope this forum will promote the accessibility and fair distribution of vaccines around the world, strengthen solidarity and cooperation in developing countries, and make new contributions for an early victory against the pandemic,” he said…
China pledges US$ 100 million towards equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for lower-income countries
6 August 2021 Gavi Media Release
:: The government of the People’s Republic of China has pledged US$ 100 million to the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC)
:: This latest pledge brings the total raised for the Gavi COVAX AMC to nearly US$ 10 billion
…“China will continue to do its best to help other lower income countries cope with the COVID-19 pandemic”, said President Xi Jinping of China, “and we stand ready to work with international organizations to advance vaccine cooperation to protect communities for a shared future…