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COVID vaccines

China and U.S. share tech in ASEAN for vaccine diplomacy edge

Drugmakers test new COVID-19 shots in region with eye on local production

A healthcare worker in Jakarta holds up a vial of the Sinopharm vaccine. Chinese and U.S. companies are conducting clinical trials for new alternatives in Indonesia.   © Reuters

JAKARTA/HANOI -- Vaccine diplomacy by China and the U.S. has entered a new stage as their drugmakers transfer technology to players in Southeast Asia to kick-start local production.

The region has welcomed these efforts, since it provides a greater boost to the pharmaceutical industry there and creates more jobs than shipments of ready-for-use coronavirus jabs. Some companies have even begun testing vaccines in Southeast Asia that have yet to receive authorization in the countries in which they were produced.

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