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China aims to provide 2.0b COVID-19 vaccine doses to world in 2021: CCTV

| Updated: August 06, 2021 17:34:27


President Xi Jinping arrives for the meeting to commend role models in China's fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China September 8, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins President Xi Jinping arrives for the meeting to commend role models in China's fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China September 8, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday said China will strive to provide two 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 July that China had supplied over 700 million vaccine doses to other countries, reports Reuters. 

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