Nikkei Asia interviews Long about China, Vietnam ‘vaccine diplomacy’

Ngo Vinh Long, a professor of Asian history with the University of Maine, spoke to Nikkei Asia about China donating 5.7 million doses of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam. “With its vaccine diplomacy, Beijing has been trying to exert its soft power in the face of widespread reactions to [the Chinese] administration’s wolf warrior diplomacy,” he said.