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Vietnam proves immune to China's vaccine diplomacy campaign

Hanoi scores points with public by giving Beijing the cold shoulder

| Vietnam
Vietnamese health workers lining up for their vaccine.   © Reuters

Dien Luong is a visiting fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore. Opinions expressed here are his own.

On Mar. 7, one day before Vietnam launched its COVID-19 vaccination drive, the Facebook page of the Chinese embassy in Hanoi posted a link to a video produced by the Xinhua News Agency titled: "Many world leaders choose Chinese COVID-19 vaccine."

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