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Taiwan Envoy Calls BioNTech’s China Vaccine Rules ‘Ridiculous’

  • Shieh Jhy-wey criticizes Greater China deal for vaccines
  • Taipei secured vaccines through the efforts of TSMC, Hon Hai
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A Race to Vaccinate the World

Taiwan’s top representative to Germany has hit out at BioNTech SE for granting a Chinese company exclusive rights to distribute its Covid-19 vaccine in Taiwan.

The German vaccine manufacturer signed a deal with Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group Co. last year, allowing it to market and distribute its vaccine in the Greater China region, covering mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.