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For the UAE, China’s vaccine diplomacy is a stepping stone to its own geopolitical ambitions in the region

The United Arab Emirates is the third-most-vaccinated country in the world, having administered more than 6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, according to the Bloomberg vaccine tracker. China has played a prominent role in this since Abu Dhabi began phase three clinical trials for the Sinopharm vaccine back in June.Last month, the UAE announced a partnership with Sinopharm to manufacture its vaccines locally. For the UAE, “vaccine diplomacy” with China is just one step in a broader project…


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