Coronavirus: China will fulfil its promise to make its vaccines a global public good, foreign minister says

Coronavirus: China will fulfil its promise to make its vaccines a global public good, foreign minister says

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has reiterated Beijing’s promise to make Chinese Covid-19 vaccines a “global public product”.

He made the comments after meeting envoys from Indonesia and the Philippines in southwest China’s Yunnan province and visiting Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos, Thailand and Singapore last week.

“China will earnestly fulfil its commitment to make vaccines a global public product once they are successfully developed and put into use, and will contribute to the accessibility and affordability of the vaccines in developing countries,” he was quoted as saying in a Xinhua article published on Saturday.

Several representatives of Southeast Asian countries had expressed an interest in working with China on vaccine research and development, he said.