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Zimbabwe Now the Largest Recipient of Chinese Vaccines in Sub-Saharan Africa

With more than 10 million doses of vaccines delivered to date, Zimbabwe is now the largest recipient of Chinese-made vaccines in Sub-Saharan Africa and second only to Morocco (22.5 million) on the continent as a whole.  Aside from the vaccine delivery ...

China Isn’t Just Shipping Vaccines to Zimbabwe, It’s Also Building Warehouses to Store Them

A new Twitter account popped up recently, intended to provide updates on a new China Aid-funded vaccine warehouse now under construction in the Zimbabwe capital Harare. You can follow the progress of the new warehouse on Twitter at 

China-Global South Update: Wang Yi Brings Millions in Aid and Vaccines on Four-Nation Asia Tour

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi embarked on a four-nation week-long tour of Southeast Asia on Friday to bolster ties in critical ASEAN states. He will visit Vietnam, Cambodia, and Singapore, and will end the trip in South Korea. On the first ...

Kenyatta Urges African, Caribbean Leaders to “Wake Up” on COVID and Debt Issues

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta used his opening address at a virtual summit of African and Caribbean leaders on Wednesday to issue an urgent plea to fellow leaders that they have to "wake up" to the challenges presented by the pandemic and the worsening debt crisis ...

New Research Finds That Mix and Matching Chinese Vaccines Boosts Protection Against COVID-19

Various new studies conducted in different regions around the world are all coming to a similar conclusion that Chinese vaccines made by CanSino, Sinopharm and Sinovac can boost immunity protection when either mixed with one another or other jabs like Astra Zeneca.

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Which Way is West?

One of the fun aspects of the China-Africa Project is that we don’t always agree. The work of pulling in different perspectives means that how we see reality is itself a negotiation, drawing on our different backgrounds. For example, one of the issues where Eric and I diverge is on whether the concept of The West makes any sense.

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TRANSLATION: What Chinese Companies Can Learn From Indian Pharmaceutical Companies in Africa

With health issues, specifically the production and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, expected to be high on the agenda at the upcoming Forum on China-Africa Cooperation leaders summit that is scheduled to take place later this year in Senegal, there's heightened interest in China over how Chinese pharmaceutical ...

Chinese Vaccine Shipments to Africa Lag Far Behind Asia and Latin America

China shipped just 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines last week, according to the latest data from the Bridge Beijing Vaccine Tracker Report, highlighting how the continent is falling behind other regions like Latin America and Asia in terms of vaccine shipments. ...

Thanks to a “Partnership” With China, President Kenyatta Breaks Ground For New Military Hospital

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta had a photo op atop a heavy earth mover on Wednesday at the Kabete Military Barracks in Nairobi to break ground on a massive new state-of-the-art military hospital that will be built in "partnership" with China. ...

Chinese Vaccines Trickle Into Africa at a Slow, Steady Pace But Hardly Enough to Make a Big Impact

Chinese vaccine shipments to Africa increased by 2.4 million since last week to 56.3 million total doses delivered to date. As of this week, Africa accounts for just 8% of China's total global vaccine distribution, according to Beijing-based consultancy Bridge Beijing's latest vaccine tracker ...

China’s Ambassador to South Africa is Putting Himself in the Middle of the COVID Origin Dispute With the U.S.

China's ambassador to South Africa, Chen Xiaodong, is emerging as a key voice in the bitter dispute with the United States over the origins of COVID-19. The ambassador has steadily escalated his critiques of the U.S. for its claim that the ...
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