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China’s “Global Public Good” Vaccine Pledge Misses the Mark

No one was really sure what to expect from President Xi Jinping’s pledge last May to make Chinese COVID-19 vaccines a “global public good.” In typical Chinese fashion, there was no explanation of what he meant, instead, Chinese officials for months just kept repeating  “global public goodglobal public goodglobal public good…” 

So, no one really knew for sure.

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