ET – “Even if they don’t accept it what can China do about it?”
They can sit there doing fine until the rest of the world’s governments come to their senses.
A lot depends on how the vaccination programme works out. If it works then China, New Zealand, Australia, Isle of Man etc. gain only a year over other countries. If new variants get past the vaccines, and/or the vaccines fail to stop long covid and/or ongoing waves of infection, eventually all governments will follow suit.