China is rapidly closing in on 400 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered domestically, at a stunning pace of 14 million per day. All those domestic vaccinations means that China has fewer jabs to export abroad. While international shipments have slowed considerably in recent weeks, Chinese vaccine production licensing deals are now ramping up in at least nine countries throughout the developing world, with more likely to come.
Other Chinese Vaccine News From Throughout The Global South:
- AFRICA: Kenya plans to buy millions of doses of the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine now that it has received WHO approval and because jabs from Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson are not available due to supply constraints (aka hoarding) in the Global North. (THE STAR)
- AMERICAS: A shipment of 100,000 Sinopharm jabs donated by the Chinese government to the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad & Tobago will arrive on Tuesday. No word yet when the delivery will take place for the $25 million of vaccines that TT purchased as part of a Chinese loan agreement. (LOOP TT)
- ASIA: The fourth batch of 500,000 Sinovac vaccines donated by the Chinese government arrived in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on Sunday. In all, China has now provided Cambodia with 2 million doses. (KHMER TIMES)
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