This year, more than 1.5 billion doses of vaccine have been delivered to 106 countries and 4 international organizations

  A set of numbers to understand China's international anti-epidemic assistance

  Our reporter Zhang Jiaxing

  "In the face of endless global challenges and disasters, Chinese aid has never been absent." On October 26, the State Information Office held a press conference on China's anti-epidemic aid and international development cooperation. Luo Zhaohui, Director of the National Agency for International Development Cooperation, said at the meeting. "China has carried out the emergency humanitarian rescue operation with the longest assistance period and the widest scope since the founding of New China. Last year, China provided a large number of anti-epidemic materials such as protective clothing, masks, and ventilators to 150 countries and 13 international organizations. Since this year, we have provided more than 1.5 billion doses of vaccines to 106 countries and 4 international organizations, which have played an important role in preventing and controlling the epidemic and leading cooperation in the fight against the epidemic."

  Severe international epidemic, "China Aid" helps

  As China continues to assist developing countries in urgent need of the new crown vaccine, the "China Aid" logo on the aid package has become familiar to the people of all countries.

  According to reports, for different regions and countries such as Africa and Latin America, China has provided multiple batches of anti-epidemic materials and vaccine assistance to countries that have put forward their needs.

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Data shows that China has provided more than 80 million doses of vaccine assistance to neighboring countries and regions, and sent more than 10 vaccine expert groups to hold thousands of video exchange meetings to train medical staff.

For African countries, China immediately provided more than 120 batches of anti-epidemic materials such as testing reagents and ventilators, provided vaccine assistance to 50 African countries and the African Union, and sent anti-epidemic medical experts to 17 African countries.

In response to the needs of Latin American countries and South Pacific island countries, China has also provided 53 batches of anti-epidemic materials and 28 batches of vaccines.

  Innovative rescue methods to build an epidemic prevention belt

  At the end of April this year, the delta mutant strain caused a sharp rebound in the epidemics in South and Southeast Asia, and the epidemics in neighboring countries have become urgent.

In response to this situation, China promptly launched the "anti-epidemic emergency support plan."

  According to Luo Zhaohui, China has overcome the tight factors of shortage of supply and production schedule, and coordinated all parties to urgently provide emergency supplies such as oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, ventilators to Nepal, Afghanistan, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. A few days A team of medical experts was sent to Laos and anti-epidemic supplies were sent to Nepal.

  "We have also pioneered relief efforts to Myanmar, and coordinated with Myanmar to carry out emergency docking of various departments." Luo Zhaohui said that through local targeted assistance in Yunnan Province, China provided emergency vaccines and anti-epidemic supplies to northern Myanmar. The two sides jointly built an effective Sino-Myanmar border epidemic prevention belt, which greatly eased the epidemic in northern Myanmar, and also strongly supported the prevention and control strategies of domestic and foreign imports and internal rebounds.

  Chinese aid will not be absent

  In order to solve the world's development problems, China's current assistance focuses on vaccines and anti-epidemic materials, but conventional assistance has not stopped because of this.

Luo Zhaohui said that for continuous projects involving foreign people's livelihood, China has continuously promoted foreign aid by combining soft and hard aid, coordinating free and preferential loans, focusing on project implementation, supervision and evaluation, and other measures.

  From the Tanzania-Zambia Railway to the Karakoram Highway, from hybrid rice to Juncao planting, from artemisinin to the new crown vaccine, they are all beautiful business cards and witnesses of "China's aid."

During the epidemic, a series of major projects such as the China-Laos Railway and the Hungary-Serbia Railway have made breakthroughs; the number of China-Europe Express trains and freight volume increased by 50% and 56% year-on-year; China’s non-financial direct investment in countries along the route A year-on-year increase of 18.3%.

  According to reports, in 2020, China provided USD 50 million in cash assistance to the World Health Organization and USD 50 million in aid to UN agencies and other relevant international organizations.

China’s anti-epidemic material assistance has successively involved more than 150 countries and 13 international organizations, including masks, protective clothing, ventilators, oxygen cylinders, nucleic acid testing reagents, testing equipment, etc., and sent 37 medical expert teams to 34 countries. Organized and carried out nearly a thousand technical guidance.

  Facing the future, Deng Boqing, deputy director of the National Agency for International Development Cooperation, said at the meeting that this year China will strive to provide 2 billion doses of vaccine to the world, donate another 100 million doses of vaccine to developing countries free of charge, and donate to the "New Crown Vaccine Implementation Plan" 100 million dollars.

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