Covid-19 vaccines made by China’s Sinopharm arrive in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in March. China offered to boost regional cooperation on vaccines during multilateral talks on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
Covid-19 vaccines made by China’s Sinopharm arrive in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in March. China offered to boost regional cooperation on vaccines during multilateral talks on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua

China offers vaccines, projects in bid to shore up relations with Central Asian neighbours

  • Beijing pledges more regional cooperation on Covid-19 shots and Chinese-funded infrastructure during multilateral talks in Xian
  • Concerns come from Russia and the five Central Asian countries themselves about China’s expanding footprint

Covid-19 vaccines made by China’s Sinopharm arrive in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in March. China offered to boost regional cooperation on vaccines during multilateral talks on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
Covid-19 vaccines made by China’s Sinopharm arrive in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in March. China offered to boost regional cooperation on vaccines during multilateral talks on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
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