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China Promotes Third Shot of Sinovac Coronavirus Vaccine Product

China’s state-run Global Times on Tuesday quoted a “new study,” which has not yet been peer-reviewed, that suggested a third does of China’s ineffective Sinovac vaccine could produce a “remarkable increase in antibody levels” and a ‘strong boost in immune response,” bringing Sinovac closer to the quality of competing products such as AstraZeneca’s vaccine.

A medical worker prepares to administer a does of Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at a community health center in Nantong, in eastern China's Jiangsu province on March 2, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

China Accuses U.S. of Creating ‘Imaginary Enemy’ During Wendy Sherman Visit

The Chinese government’s perspective on this week’s diplomatic visit by Deputy U.S. Secretary of State Wendy Sherman than the upbeat assessment of the State Department. Even as the Biden administration claimed Sherman had “frank and open” talks with her opposite number, State Councilor Wang Yi, Chinese media and officials derided her visit as pointless and futile.

In this photo provided by the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, left, and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi sit together in Tianjin, China, Monday, July 26, 2021. China came out swinging at high-level face-to-face talks with the United States on Monday, blaming the U.S. …