China's President Promises Africa 1bn Covid Vaccine Doses

China's President Promises Africa 1bn Covid Vaccine Doses

Andrew H. Sweet

President Xi Jinping said his country would donate 600 million doses directly in a video link to a China-Africa summit near Senegal's capital Dakar. Another 400 million doses would come from other sources, such as investments in production sites.

According to the Chinese embassy in Dakar, China invests heavily in Africa and is the continent's largest trading partner, with direct trade worth over $200 billion in 2019.

Also, at the summit, Senegalese economy minister Amadou Hott told attendees that a shift in the commercial relationship with China was needed -- away from projects financed by African governments taking on large debts.

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