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Xi says China to donate 100 million vaccine doses to developing countries – CCTV – Metro US

Xi says China to donate 100 million vaccine doses to developing countries – CCTV

FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds at the opening
FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds at the opening session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 5, 2021

BEIJING (Reuters) – President Xi Jinping on Thursday said China would donate 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to developing countries this year, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

The pledge, made by Xi during the virtual BRICS Summit, is additional to the $100 million donation the Chinese president last month said Beijing was willing to give to the COVAX global vaccine distribution scheme, according to the CCTV report.

(Reporting by Roxanne Liu and Tom Daly; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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