Mining stocks rose late in the week after news that Beijing would approve the use of BioNTech’s mRNA Covid-19 vaccine for use in the expatriate population in mainland China – although some analysts in the city were skeptical.

During Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s visit to Beijing, he and Chinese leader Xi Jinping also proposed a way for the vaccine to be approved for use in the broader Chinese population. The Wall Street Journal reported.

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