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Chinese Vaccine Deliveries to Africa Lag Far Behind the Rest of the World

New data about where Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine are shipped around the world reveals that despite lots of lofty political rhetoric and media coverage, deliveries to Africa lags far behind the rest of the world. To date, just over 6 million doses ...

More Than Half a Billion Doses of Chinese Vaccines Will be Manufactured Overseas Every Year

Chinese pharmaceutical companies have finalized production licensing agreements with seven countries around the world that will enable the production of just under 600 million COVID-19 vaccine doses every year, according to data from Bridge. Bridge notes that at ...

Although Quantities Remain Low, the Pace of Chinese Vaccine Deliveries in Africa Accelerates

The confirmation from the Bridge tracking report that the overall quantity of Chinese vaccine deliveries to Africa is comparatively low provides a new perspective on the constant vaccine-related propaganda news coverage produced by China's state-owned media outlets and its official diplomatic Twitter channels across the ...

With the J&J Jab Stalled in South Africa, EFF Party Leader Julius Malema Calls on Government to Approve Chinese, Russian Vaccines

One day after the South African government suspended the rollout of the U.S.-made Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine due to worries about blood clots, opposition leader and head of the Economic Freedom Fighters party Julius Malema called on the government to grant emergency approval ...

VOA Report Criticizes Chinese Vaccines Using Many of the Same Propaganda Tactics That Chinese Used to Point Out Flaws in U.S. Jabs

There was widespread outrage in the U.S. last year when Chinese propaganda outlets and Foreign Ministry spokespeople issued false claims and sowed doubts over the safety of Pfizer vaccines. Now, it appears that the U.S. government-owned media is doing something similar, with poorly reported ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Ethiopia, China and the Future of African Conflict

Ethiopia is giving us a glimpse of a set of dynamics that could come to shape African life in complicated ways. Last week, the Biden administration announced new sanctions aimed at reducing violence in the Tigray region, where conflict between the forces of President Abiy Ahmed and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) have caused massive human rights abuses affecting millions. The sanctions will target all sides of the conflict, including Ethiopia’s ...

Anxiety Over Chinese Loans is Once Again Front Page News in Nigeria

A front-page story on The Guardian newspaper on Wednesday highlighted renewed worries in Nigeria about the country's debts to China.  There was no new information in the story as Chinese lending to Nigeria has remained largely flat over the ...

New Independent China-Africa Think Tank Opens in Ghana

Two years after it was founded, a new Ghana-based China-Africa research center launched on Tuesday with a virtual ceremony. The Afro-Sino Centre of International Relations is an Accra-based think tank that aims to provide policymakers, scholars, and the public with critical analysis on contemporary issues in China-Africa ...

Africa and the Suga-Biden Summit

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga left Tokyo today for a crucial summit on Friday with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House. This is going to be an important get-together, not only because it's the first time that Biden will host a visiting leader as president ...