Senior Congolese officials pose for a photo with Chinese Ambassador to the Republic of Congo Ma Fulin at the airport in the capital Brazzaville on March 10, when the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government arrived. Photo: Xinhua Senior Congolese officials pose for a photo with Chinese Ambassador to the Republic of Congo Ma Fulin at the airport in the capital Brazzaville on March 10, when the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government arrived. Photo: Xinhua
Senior Congolese officials pose for a photo with Chinese Ambassador to the Republic of Congo Ma Fulin at the airport in the capital Brazzaville on March 10, when the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government arrived. Photo: Xinhua

Letters | Why China needs to look at soft power fails, despite Covid victory and vaccine diplomacy

  • Assumptions that global power will shift to China and away from the US as a result of how well it has handled the pandemic are misguided
  • China’s political elites must think hard about how to reorient their approach to become a universally accepted global leader going forward

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic: All stories
Senior Congolese officials pose for a photo with Chinese Ambassador to the Republic of Congo Ma Fulin at the airport in the capital Brazzaville on March 10, when the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government arrived. Photo: Xinhua Senior Congolese officials pose for a photo with Chinese Ambassador to the Republic of Congo Ma Fulin at the airport in the capital Brazzaville on March 10, when the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government arrived. Photo: Xinhua
Senior Congolese officials pose for a photo with Chinese Ambassador to the Republic of Congo Ma Fulin at the airport in the capital Brazzaville on March 10, when the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government arrived. Photo: Xinhua
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