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Coronavirus

China's lead in coronavirus vaccines raises concern as well as hope

Government-led medical sparks worries over safety and diplomatic clout

A nurse administers China's Sinovac vaccine, a potential vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), to volunteer in Brazil.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- China has emerged as a leader in novel coronavirus vaccines, a development that will enhance it as a global power but also raises concerns over safety and the potential for Beijing to use its status in territorial disputes.

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