China’s newly-arrived ambassador to Zambia, Du Xiaohui, led a handover ceremony this weekend for a shipment of 600,000 COVID-19 vaccines. This is the first large-scale delivery of COVID jabs to Africa from China in a very long following a massive plunge in distributions late last year.
Separately, Beijing’s top foreign policy spokesperson, Hua Chunyin, reaffirmed the government’s pledge to deliver 600 million doses to Africa this year.
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