Can the US catch up to China’s vaccine diplomacy?: Power Play Ep 2

  • 18 Jun 2021

Power Play Ep 2: Can the US catch up to China’s vaccine diplomacy? 10:58 mins Synopsis: Once a month, join Charissa Yong and Danson Cheong - ST’s US and China correspondents respectively based in Washington DC and Beijing - as they both look at various facets of the US-China rivalry and its implications for Asia.  They chat about the following: Key differences between the US and China’s vaccine distribution approaches  (2:50) Why China’s aid strategies have a poor reputation (4:11) How can America's medical aid be seen as beneficial during this time of uncertainty? (6:16) Why vaccine efficacy rate is an important factor, resulting in South-east Asian countries wanting to be independent in producing vaccines? (7:24) Follow ST's Power Play articles: Produced by: Charissa Yong (, Danson Cheong ( & Ernest Luis Edited by: Aleemah Basirah Subscribe to our Asian Insider Podcast channel to follow our various shows each week and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: Apple Podcasts: Google Podcasts:  Spotify: Website: Feedback to: Read Charissa Yong's stories: Read Danson Cheong's stories: Follow Danson on Twitter: Read & subscribe to the Asian Insider newsletter: Discover Asian Insider Videos: --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: Health Check Podcast: ST Sports Talk Podcast: Life Weekend Picks Podcast: #PopVultures Podcast: Bookmark This! Podcast: Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: Discover BT Podcasts: Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See for privacy information.