Xi Jinping learns about progress on Chinese Covid-19 vaccine candidates, which he has said would be made available internationally. Photo: AP Xi Jinping learns about progress on Chinese Covid-19 vaccine candidates, which he has said would be made available internationally. Photo: AP
Xi Jinping learns about progress on Chinese Covid-19 vaccine candidates, which he has said would be made available internationally. Photo: AP
Josephine Ma
Opinion

Opinion

Josephine Ma

Can China succeed in its attempts at vaccine diplomacy?

  • Beijing’s pledges of vaccine availability and financing will invite approaches from smaller countries lacking the means to secure Western supplies
  • Despite expanding its vaccine production capacity, China already faces enormous domestic demand

Xi Jinping learns about progress on Chinese Covid-19 vaccine candidates, which he has said would be made available internationally. Photo: AP Xi Jinping learns about progress on Chinese Covid-19 vaccine candidates, which he has said would be made available internationally. Photo: AP
Xi Jinping learns about progress on Chinese Covid-19 vaccine candidates, which he has said would be made available internationally. Photo: AP
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Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma is China news editor and has covered China news for the Post for more than 20 years. As a correspondent in Beijing, she reported on everything from the 2003 Sars outbreak to the riots in Lhasa and the Beijing Olympics in 2008. She has been based in Hong Kong since 2009. She has a master’s degree in development studies from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in English language from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.