Beijing is expected to use the summit to push for use of Chinese vaccines in more European countries. Photo: Reuters Beijing is expected to use the summit to push for use of Chinese vaccines in more European countries. Photo: Reuters
Beijing is expected to use the summit to push for use of Chinese vaccines in more European countries. Photo: Reuters

China eyes ‘17+1’ summit as gateway to European vaccine market, but can it inject interest?

  • Meeting of the bloc could allow Beijing to make vaccine diplomacy push and reassert influence as US returns to multilateral stage under Joe Biden
  • But 17+1 forum has lost some appeal among leaders of Central and Eastern European countries, according to reports

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Beijing is expected to use the summit to push for use of Chinese vaccines in more European countries. Photo: Reuters Beijing is expected to use the summit to push for use of Chinese vaccines in more European countries. Photo: Reuters
Beijing is expected to use the summit to push for use of Chinese vaccines in more European countries. Photo: Reuters
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