Questions about the efficacy of Chinese vaccines and whether China and India have engaged in a form of “vaccine rivalry” really seem to have gotten under the skin of China’s bombastic national tabloid Global Times. In fact, they seem downright hurt by the critiques and seem to be hitting back at their accusers.
Global Times Fires Back Against Its Critics
- IT’S ALL THE FAULT OF WESTERN MEDIA: “While China is leading the way in promoting international cooperation on the supply of COVID-19 vaccines, and aiding other countries to ease supply shortfalls, some Western media outlets continue to baselessly assault China’s efforts. The attacks will serve only to jeopardize global cooperation in the fight against the pandemic.” (READ MORE)
- LOSS OF GLOBAL HEGEMONY PROMPTS U.S. TO LASH OUT AT CHINA: “Chinese vaccines have fundamentally changed the global pattern of vaccine distribution monopolized by companies in the US and its allies, which claim to safeguard justice and fairness. Under the pandemic, US global hegemony has truly been crippled. Hence, US public opinion is violently attacking Chinese vaccines, as expected.” (READ MORE)
- THE WEST, NOT CHINA, ENGAGES IN “VACCINE NATIONALISM”: “Despite the challenges involved, observers noted that China is striving to help the continent fill the immunity gap rather than hoard doses… So far, none of the main, Western vaccines has yet been administered in Africa, almost two months after the first doses were rolled out in Europe.” (READ MORE)
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