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China/Vaccine Diplomacy – Why China’s vaccine diplomacy is winning (East Asia Forum)

Suisheng Zhao, University of Denver

Chinese COVID-19 vaccines have been shipped to more than 80 countries for market or emergency use. Among them, 53 countries received vaccines for free (including developing countries in Africa and some strategically important Asian countries such as the Philippines and Pakistan) and 27 middle-income countries paid for doses. Rolling out of vaccines to developing countries, Beijing has framed itself as a solution to the pandemic rather than the origin of the coronavirus.

Why China’s vaccine diplomacy is winning