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Following President Xi’s UNGA Speech, Chinese Diplomats in Africa Double-down on Vaccine Accessibility Pledge

Chinese diplomats in Africa are reaffirming President Xi Jinping’s pledge to make a COVID-19 vaccine available to people across the continent once it’s tested and ready for distribution.

Fang Yi, the political attaché at the Chinese embassy in Uganda, was among a number of Chinese diplomats who took to social media on Wednesday to reaffirm this promise. But what Fang and other Chinese officials have not made clear is precisely how they plan to distribute a vaccine when it’s available.

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