Quoted from Xinhua, President of China, Xi Jinping stated this in a written message to a meeting of the international forum for cooperation on Covid-19 vaccines.
He also said China would donate US$ 100 million to the global vaccine distribution scheme, COVAX. Xi added that China would do its best to help developing countries overcome the Covid-19 pandemic.
On the Foreign Ministry website, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China had supplied more than 770 million doses of vaccine to other countries.
One of the main suppliers of Covid-19 vaccines in China is Sinovac Biotech. According to Sinovac CEO Yin Weidong, his company has signed cooperation agreements with 20 foreign countries involving nearly 900 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.
China is committed to building a global health community for all and has provided vaccines worldwide, especially for developing countries.
The country is actively engaged in co-production, which illustrates the vaccines concept as a global public good.
“I hope that this forum will promote the accessibility and fair distribution of vaccines worldwide, strengthen solidarity and cooperation in developing countries, and make new contributions to the early victory against the pandemic,” Xi said.
At the Global Health Summit this May, Xi Jinping announced five steps to support global solidarity against Covid-19.
This includes a proposal to establish an international forum on vaccine cooperation for vaccine developing and producing countries, companies, and other stakeholders to explore ways to promote fair and equitable distribution of vaccines worldwide.
“We are willing to work with the international community to promote international vaccine cooperation and build a community with a shared future for humanity,” he said.