Nation pushes overseas vaccine production - (China Daily via NewsPoints Desk)

  • A report in China Daily citing officials and analysts says China is encouraging the production of more of its vaccines in overseas countries, especially developing ones.

  • According to the report, China has so far provided vaccine assistance to more than 80 developing countries and exported COVID-19 doses to over 40 nations, said Mao Junfeng, an official from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

  • "Three Chinese companies have cooperated with eight countries to manufacture vaccines locally, and they are also discussing joint production plans with 10 additional countries," Mao said.

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