China praises Biden for plan to donate 500M vaccines to COVAX

US President Joe Biden delivers a speech on the COVID-19 pandemic, in St Ives, Cornwall on June 10, 2021, ahead of the three-day G7 summit being held from 11-13 June. - G7 leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the United States meet this weekend for the first time in nearly two years, for the three-day talks in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. - (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Joe Biden delivers a speech on the COVID-19 pandemic, in St Ives, Cornwall on June 10, 2021, ahead of the three-day G7 summit being held from 11-13 June. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 3:57 PM PT – Thursday, June 10, 2021

Communist China is praising Joe Biden for his decision to use U.S. taxpayer money to buy COVID-19 vaccines for foreign countries. Additionally, the Chinese Foreign Ministry appeared to take a jab at the Trump administration for putting vaccinations of Americans first before helping other countries.

However, Biden plans to buy 500 million doses of Pfizer vaccines for the COVAX initiative, which is partially financed by Bill Gates and China.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said, “the U.S. has said before that it would give priority to the use of U.S. vaccines at home. Now the U.S. offered to donate vaccines to COVAX, we hope it will deliver its promise as soon as possible.”

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 file photo, frozen vials of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are taken out to thaw, at the MontLegia CHC hospital in Liege, Belgium. The U.S. will buy 500 million more doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to share through the COVAX alliance for donation to 92 lower income countries and the African Union over the next year, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday. President Joe Biden was set to make the announcement Thursday in a speech before the start of Group of Seven summit. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Frozen vials of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are taken out to thaw, at the MontLegia CHC hospital in Liege, Belgium. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

China has so far committed to donating just 10 million doses of its vaccines to COVAX, which is almost 50 times less than what is being promised by Biden. U.S. officials also said Biden plans to include a direct request to his fellow G7 leaders to adopt the same mentality.

“It’s in all of our interests to have the global economy begin to recover as well, and that won’t happen unless we can get this pandemic under control worldwide,” stated Biden.

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