(CNN)China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi concludes his tour of Africa this weekend without making a single concrete vaccine commitment to a continent hoping a benevolent Beijing will help inoculate its population out of the global coronavirus pandemic. Last year, as Covid-19 tore across the globe and wealthy countries began to pre-order stockpiles of vaccines for their citizens, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged that African vaccinations were a “priority” for Beijing. His commitment followed mass donations of masks, testing kits and medical equipment to the continent by Beijing and private individuals, such as billionaire entrepreneur Jack Ma. #2020Roundup In 2020, #China and #Africa stand together to combat the coronavirus epidemic. 7 Chinese medical teams were dispatched to 15 African countries to assist the fight. Unity is strength! pic.twitter.com/hF1y0dvpn7— 吴鹏 Wu Peng (@WuPeng_MFAChina) January 1, 2021 Now, with negative sentiment towards China hardening in Western democracies due to trade wars and human rights issues, African allies — which have crucial voting rights at major international bodies — have arguably become an even more vital bloc for China to keep on side with its so-called vaccine diplomacy. China has the resources to honor Xi’s pledge. Its Sinopharm vaccine has been approved for domestic… Read full this story
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