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...
Taiwan Expands Soft Power through Language Learning Centers, Harvard’s Mandarin Program Decamps to Taipei
by Oliver Young | Oct 15, 2021
Language learning can be a bridge to mutual understanding between nations, but it is not immune from politics. In what the Chinese Foreign Ministry has interpreted as a political move, the Harvard Beijing Academy, a Mandarin...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 29, 2006
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 […]
by Sophia Cao | Jul 25, 2006
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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