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Xi Jinping Says China Aims to Provide 2 Billion Vaccine Doses to World This Year

Xi Jinping also said China would donate $100 million to the COVAX global vaccine distribution scheme. (Image: AP)

Xi Jinping also said China would donate $100 million to the COVAX global vaccine distribution scheme. (Image: AP)

Xi Jinping also said China would donate $100 million to the COVAX global vaccine distribution scheme, according to a CCTV report.

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday said China will strive to provide 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to other countries in 2021, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

In his written message to an international COVID-19 vaccine cooperation forum, Xi also said China would donate $100 million to the COVAX global vaccine distribution scheme, according to the CCTV report.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in late Julythat China had supplied over 700 million vaccine doses to other countries.

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first published:August 05, 2021, 20:44 IST