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China Does a Victory Lap Over Its Promise to Make COVID-19 Vaccines Available as a “Global Public Good”

There’s been a discernable change over the past week in China’s messaging on vaccine distribution around the world. Both Chinese officials and state media are declaring they’ve made good on President Xi Jinping’s promise to make vaccines a “global public good.”

“China provides vaccines to more places, fulfills promise,” declared the tabloid newspaper Global Times on Wednesday, echoing sentiments expressed by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin.

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