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COVID vaccines

China vaccines penetrate East Europe amid shortage of Western jabs

Beijing builds soft power as poor nations struggle to find Pfizer and other shots

Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine: As the European Union struggles to supply shots to people on the continent and elsewhere, China is stepping into the breach. (Source photos by AP and Reuters)

ATHENS -- The European Union is struggling to secure COVID-19 vaccines for itself, as well as offer them to foreign countries, while China is exerting its influence by supplying jabs to emerging economies.

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