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EU accuses Beijing of disinformation concerning vaccines

China is using the issue of COVID-19 vaccines for disinformation against the European Union and Western vaccines, according to an EU analysis. The People’s Republic has been aggressively promoting its state-produced vaccines worldwide for months, according to a special report by the European External Action Service (EEAS) on disinformation campaigns related to the COVID pandemic. “Russia and China, in particular, continue to intensively promote their own state-produced vaccines around the world,” the report said. It also said there were attempts at manipulation to undermine confidence in Western vaccines, European vaccination strategy, and EU institutions. Beijing is using state media and social media to do this, the EEAS task force said.

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