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Chinese vaccines up for delivery soon

Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian says COVID-19 vaccine to arrive soon

MANILA – Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian said they are working closely with Philippine authorities to facilitate the shipment of the needed COVID-19 vaccines.

In an exclusive interview at the sidelines of the Chinese New Year exhibit at SM Aura in Taguig City, Ambassador Huang said they hope to facilitate the airlift of the 100,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines earmarked for medical professionals and other frontline workers.

“We hope to have the vaccines airlifted to the Philippines at the soonest time,” he said. He added the vaccines will help to benefit the people of the Philippines.

He also wished everyone who supported the close relations between China and the Philippines the best with beginning of the “Year of the Ox.”

“I wish everyone a health, better and prosperous New Year as I look forward to a better and luckier year,” he added.

Asked of the World Health Organization team’s inquiry into the COVID-19 in Wuhan, Ambassador Huang said it was a scientific work.

“We should respect their conclusion in terms of tracing the origins of the virus,” he added.

On another plane, Ambassador Huang said the criticized Chinese Coast Guard Law is part of their “normal domestic legislation” and that there’s nothing to worry about.

“You also have your Coast Guard Law and other countries have their own,” he said.

He said the normal activities of fishermen will remain. (Melo M. Acuña)

Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian in a chance interview at SM Aura for the Chinese New Year celebration. (Melo M. Acuna)

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