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China denies offer of ‘vaccine diplomacy’ deal to Paraguay

Brokers allegedly offered Paraguay Covid vaccine supplies in exchange for country cutting ties with Taiwan

Paraguay said its government had been approached by unofficial brokers claiming to offer access to Chinese-manufactured batches of Covid-19 vaccine in return for cutting diplomatic ties with Taiwan, although Beijing has denounced the claim as “malicious disinformation”.

So-called vaccine diplomacy has flourished as many countries crippled by the pandemic are struggling to source supplies to protect their populations. Russian-made doses have already formed part of a prisoner swap deal between Israel and Syria.

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