A worker checks syringes on the production line at Sinovac Biotech in Beijing, China. Photo: TNS
A worker checks syringes on the production line at Sinovac Biotech in Beijing, China. Photo: TNS

China’s coronavirus vaccines: is Southeast Asia ready to trust them?

  • A soft power victory beckons if Beijing can help nurse its neighbours back to health – but the stakes are high, trust is low and failure would be disastrous
  • Key to its drive is Indonesia, which has secured doses of three potential vaccines from China. If they work, success could be contagious

Topic |   Coronavirus vaccine
A worker checks syringes on the production line at Sinovac Biotech in Beijing, China. Photo: TNS
A worker checks syringes on the production line at Sinovac Biotech in Beijing, China. Photo: TNS
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