China has provided more than 1.8 billion doses of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines to date to more than 120 countries and international organizations, Chinese authorities said.
In a statement released to the media, China says it has kept its promise to return vaccines to global public goods and has made continuous efforts to improve the accessibility and affordability of vaccines in developing countries.
In addition, he notes that China has pledged to strive to supply a total of 2 billion doses of vaccines to the world by the end of this year and has said that in addition to donating $ 100 million to COVAX, it will donate 100 million doses of vaccines to other developing countries. throughout this year.
As of November 12, China has supplied more than 70 million doses of vaccines to COVAX and is carrying out joint vaccine production with 19 developing countries.
At the recent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) -China Special Summit to mark the 30th anniversary of ASEAN-China dialogue relations, China said it is willing to work with Aasean member countries. to jointly build a “sanitary shield” for the region.
Under this initiative, China is willing to donate an additional 150 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to ASEAN member countries, contribute an additional $ 5 million to the ASEAN COVID-19 Response Fund, and intensify the joint vaccine production and technology transfers.