cultural diplomacy

#WhereIsPengShuai: The World Wants To Know

A campaign initiated by Chinese feminists to locate the disappeared tennis star Peng Shuai has gone global. Many of the world’s biggest tennis stars—including Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, and Andy Murray—have posted messages on...

China’s new cultural revolution – Antoaneta Bezlova

From Asia Times: Redressing the country’s cultural deficit is not a problem Chinese officials are intent on leaving on the back burner while laboring to appease global fears of China’s increasing trade might. On the contrary, the rise of what are domestically described as “cultural industries” is seen by Beijing as the next step along […]

China’s Language Diplomacy – Oxford Analytica

From Forbes: Over the past 18 months, the Chinese government has instituted a substantial cultural diplomacy program, the establishment of Confucius Institutes, which offer Chinese language teaching for foreigners. With 100 institutes planned worldwide by 2010, they constitute a powerful element of the “soft power” China seeks to build as part of its development of […]

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