An employee of Sinovac Research and Development at work on January 6 in the company’s Covid-19 vaccine packaging plant in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua An employee of Sinovac Research and Development at work on January 6 in the company’s Covid-19 vaccine packaging plant in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
An employee of Sinovac Research and Development at work on January 6 in the company’s Covid-19 vaccine packaging plant in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
Ian Inkster
Opinion

Opinion

Ian Inkster

Why a China-led free vaccine project for poor countries is an excellent idea

  • The global order led by the US and Europe cannot move as quickly as China, which can ease tensions and earn goodwill in one master stroke, while fulfilling a genuine and desperate need
  • If it provokes the international elite into action, so much the better

An employee of Sinovac Research and Development at work on January 6 in the company’s Covid-19 vaccine packaging plant in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua An employee of Sinovac Research and Development at work on January 6 in the company’s Covid-19 vaccine packaging plant in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
An employee of Sinovac Research and Development at work on January 6 in the company’s Covid-19 vaccine packaging plant in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
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Ian Inkster

Ian Inkster

Ian Inkster, PhD, is professorial research associate at the Centre of Taiwan Studies, SOAS, University of London, and a senior fellow at the Taiwan Studies Programme, China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham.