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Why Is China is Sending Vaccines to Certain Countries and Not Others?

Handover ceremony of Chinese vaccines at the Maya-Maya International Airport in Brazzaville.

The list of countries receiving Chinese vaccines around the world is large and growing but it’s still not clear what criteria China uses to distribute vaccines to some countries over others.

Two Czech researchers at the Association for International Affairs in Prague used open-source information to track Chinese vaccine donations around the world and tried to discern the motivations behind China’s distribution strategy from the data.

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