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China’s Vaccine Diplomacy Just Got a Big Win. But Can the Country Deliver?

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Developing countries racing for coronavirus vaccines now have another dependable option — and China’s reputation as a rising scientific superpower just got a big boost.The World Health Organization on Friday declared a vaccine made by a Chinese company, Sinopharm, as a safe and reliable way to fight the virus. The declaration marks a significant step toward clearing up doubts about the vaccine, after little late-phase clinical trial data was disclosed by the Chinese government and the company.The W.H.O. emergency use approval allows the Sinopharm vaccine to be included in Covax, a global initiative to provide free …

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