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COVID vaccines

China's global vaccine gambit: Production, politics and propaganda

How Beijing has shaped the world's COVID immunization drive

While Western countries were initially reluctant to share limited supplies of coronavirus vaccines made with cutting-edge technology, China relied on a conventional production method and was able to rapidly scale up capacity. 

TOKYO -- Chinese-made vaccines have become a major part of the world's race to immunize people against COVID-19. The jabs -- 1 billion doses exported to 109 countries and territories as of September -- have saved lives and helped President Xi Jinping portray China as a "responsible power."

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