China News Agency, Beijing, October 11 (Reporter Liang Xiaohui) The United States recently said that the United States has provided more vaccines to the world than all other countries combined. Unlike China, Russia and other countries, the United States does not ask for any return.
In this regard, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference on the 11th that he hopes that the United States can fulfill its pledge of vaccine assistance as soon as possible, instead of blindly “painting a big pie” for developing countries.
He pointed out that vaccines are used to prevent and control epidemics and save lives, and should not be used as tools for political propaganda or seeking political self-interest.
China has always maintained that, as a powerful weapon to defeat the epidemic, vaccines should be used as a global public product to maximize the benefit of more people around the world.
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So far, China has provided more than 1.4 billion doses of vaccines to more than 100 countries and international organizations, and will step up to provide 2 billion doses of vaccines to the world throughout the year. On the basis of donating 100 million US dollars to the "New Crown Vaccine Implementation Plan", we will further develop this year. China donated 100 million doses of vaccine free of charge.
Zhao Lijian also said that fighting the epidemic is the common responsibility of all countries.
Major countries in vaccine research and development and production, especially the developed countries concerned, take concrete actions to implement vaccine assistance commitments and improve the accessibility and affordability of the new crown vaccine in developing countries. This is an important manifestation of the responsibility and responsibility of major countries.