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Hong Kong executives choose China Covid vaccine to get mainland visas – Financial Times

Beijing offers smoother entry procedures to visitors who take locally made jabs

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Hong Kong executives, including expats, are opting to take China’s Sinovac vaccine over the more effective BioNTech/Pfizer shot in the hope it will speed up visa and re-entry procedures for mainland China, according to local health officials.
The move follows an extraordinary offer from Beijing to provide “visa facilitation” for overseas visitors who choose to be vaccinated with a jab made in China rather than a foreign one. The proposal has underlined fears of vaccine nationalism during the pandemic….

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