"China has pledged $3 billion in COVID-19 assistance and vaccines to developing countries."
President Xi Jinping on Friday addressed the Global Health Summit held by the G20 and European Commission.
China has promised an additional $3 billion in funding to developing nations to help them respond to COVID-19, and has urged that a global vaccine forum be established to ensure that vaccinations are distributed fairly.
China, which has successfully halted COVID-19 transmission at home and prevented a second wave, has been offering vaccinations and help to countries in the region, having had a series of virtual discussions with South Asian countries in recent months.
Mr. Xi stated that Beijing has already offered $2 billion in aid to developing countries, as well as free vaccines to 80 countries, with 43 other countries receiving Beijing's vaccines.
China lashed out at the United States and Western countries earlier this week over vaccines. “What we've noticed is that Western wealthy countries, particularly the United States, have many more dosages on hand than they need,” Zhao Lijian, a spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry, told reporters.