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Xi Pledges a Billion More Vaccines for Africa in Wake of Omicron

  • Pledge comes as continent grapples with new virus strain
  • Xi prioritized pandemic assistance over controversial lending
Xi Jinping
Xi JinpingPhotographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to supply another 1 billion doses of vaccines to African countries, as the world’s poorest continent grapples with the emergence of a new and potentially more transmissible Covid-19 variant.