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Who Has Distributed More Vaccines Abroad, China or the U.S.? Well, It Depends on What You’re Counting

Together, the Chinese-made Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines account for almost half of the 7.3 billion COVID-19 vaccines that have been delivered to date around the world, especially to developing regions in Asia and Latin America (not so much in Africa).

Large Shipment of Chinese Vaccines Arrive in Ethiopia at a Crucial Time for Beijing’s Ties With Addis Ababa

China's ambassador to Ethiopia, Zhao Zhiyuan handed over a donation of 800,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday to Health Minister Lia Tadesse at a ceremony at the international airport in Addis Ababa. What's notable here is that ...

Chinese Vaccine Shipments to Africa Slow But More Deliveries Going to Sub-Saharan Countries

China shipped just a million doses of COVID vaccines last week to countries in Africa, according to the latest data from Bridge Consulting's Vaccine Tracker Report, a sizable drop from the usual 2-3 million jabs that go to countries across the continent. It's not ...

Burundi Takes Delivery of Its First Shipment of Chinese COVID Vaccines

Once a holdout on the COVID-19 vaccination front, Burundi is now accepting vaccine donations from countries around the world, including China. A batch of 500,000 doses of Sinopharm arrived last week in the economic hub of Bujumbura. The shipment, $3 million ...

WHO’s Call for Some Recipients of Chinese Vaccines to Get Booster Shots Will Further Complicate Africa’s Battle Against COVID

A World Health Organization panel of experts is recommending individuals 60 years and older who received injections of Chinese-made vaccines from either Sinopharm or Sinovac to get a booster shot. The new guidance from ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

China’s Climate Role in the Global South

I don’t know about you, but I’m suffering from COP26 stress. There’s so much riding on the global climate summit happening in Glasgow at the end of the month that it’s sometimes difficult to remember we face a few other pressing issues too. 

To this point, Foreign Affairs this week published a poll asking a stellar group of experts whether American foreign policy is too hostile to China. Not surprisingly they got ...

China Targets the U.S. Over Vaccine Shipments to Developing Countries

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian took aim at the United States on Monday for what he claimed was Washington's inability to meet its vaccine distribution promises to countries in the Global South. The United States has pledged $4 ...

Chinese Vaccine Shipments to Africa Jumped by Almost 4 Million Doses Last Week

Large shipments of Chinese-made vaccines to Tanzania and Mozambique among other countries last week helped to push total deliveries to the continent past 76 million doses, according to the latest Bridge Chinese vaccine tracker report. In all, China ...

Almost Every Country in Africa Has Now Received Chinese Vaccines

46 African countries to date have received shipments of Chinese vaccines, either sold, donated, or both, according to the latest update from the Beijing-based consulting firm Bridge's vaccine tracker report. In total, China has shipped 72.3 million doses ...

China Shuns World’s Poorest Countries For COVID Vaccine Distribution

The overwhelming majority of Chinese COVID vaccines have been sold to middle-income countries with only about 2% going to low-income states, according to new research by the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. Since ...

Bhutan’s ‘Disciplined Diplomacy’ Between Two Giants

By Chris Alden and Saniya Kulkarni, LSE IDEAS To be landlocked between two regional giants whilst upholding your own autonomy is no easy feat – and the Kingdom of Bhutan is no stranger to the delicate politics surrounding the borders of ...
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