China Returns to Its Strict Covid Restrictions to Fight a New Outbreak

Foreign businesses worry that tough quarantines and restrictions could persist into next year as Beijing struggles with variants and questions about its vaccines.

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Pakistan’s Private Vaccinations Draw Criticism

An inoculation push, plagued with limited supplies and red tape, makes doses available to those who can pay for them. In a country with a struggling economy, most can’t.

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Countries Are Scrambling for Vaccines. Mongolia Has Plenty.

By playing off its big neighbors, Russia and China, Mongolia has emerged as a positive outlier among developing nations on the hunt for shots.

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Seychelles Sees Rise in Coronavirus Cases Despite Vaccinations

Seychelles has seen a surge in coronavirus cases despite much of its population being inoculated with China’s Sinopharm vaccine.

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Cleric Lifts Iraq’s Faltering Vaccination Effort, but Perilous Summer Awaits

The popular cleric Moktada al-Sadr got a coronavirus vaccine, persuading many of his followers to do the same. Yet millions of Iraqis remain unconvinced.

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China’s Sinopharm Vaccine Approved for Emergency Use By W.H.O.

The World Health Organization has approved a Chinese vaccine for emergency use. The announcement comes at a time when officials in the country are warning of a domestic shortage.

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China Official Acknowledges Low Effectiveness of the Country’s Covid Vaccines

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China Says China-Made Vaccines Will Help Get You Into China

A new rule for foreigners applying in Hong Kong for visas gives preference to those who choose shots produced in China.

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Hungary Pays $36 Per Dose for Chinese Vaccine

Hungary has agreed to pay $36 per dose of the Sinopharm vaccine, according to contracts that were leaked by a Hungarian official.

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The Era of Vaccine Diplomacy Is Here

The coronavirus threat is global. So is the remedy.

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It’s Time to Trust China’s and Russia’s Vaccines

They, too, work, and they can help fill shortages everywhere.

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China Wanted to Show Off Its Vaccines. It’s Backfiring.

Delays, inconsistent data, spotty disclosures and the country’s attacks on Western rivals have marred its ambitious effort to portray itself as a leader in global health.

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