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Taiwan: China pressures Paraguay with vaccine diplomacy

Taiwan has accused the Chinese government of pressuring Paraguay and other allied countries as part of “vaccine diplomacy”, according to media reports. Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said, according to a report by the AFP news agency that Beijing has promised Paraguay millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses in return for the South American country giving up diplomatic recognition of Taiwan. “China’s vaccine diplomacy is flexing its muscles in many parts of the world, especially in Central and South America,” Wu reportedly said.

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