This editorial serves as another reminder that hoarding vaccines is poor policy.
Beijing, on its part, has promised to make Chinese-made vaccines a global public good and ensure developing and least-developed countries can afford to pay for them. But some Western politicians and media have distorted facts and misinterpreted China’s intentions to claim it is indulging in “vaccine diplomacy” to extend its regional and global influence. Which is a blatant lie.
I submitted an opinion piece to China Focus a few hours ago countering the narrative that China’s motives surrounding vaccines must be challenged. Should it be published, I’ll provide the link so you can read it.