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Interview: Maria Repnikova on Chinese Soft Power

China’s soft power initiatives are often derided by Western observers as ineffective or counterproductive. Over a hundred Confucius Institutes in the U.S. and Europe have been targeted as arms of the Chinese state and forced to...

Yiyi Lu: The Lesser-Known Internet Story in China

Yiyi Lu writes on local governments’ online participation in China for the Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time Report: Stories of the proactive use of the Internet by government agencies and officials abound. They...

Spokesmen still silent as press get greater access

Despite recent promises that government offices would be made more accessible to the media, the South China Morning Post has found that in practice it is still as difficult as ever to talk to officials in China. After calling a list of spokespeople provided to media by the State Council Information Office, almost none of […]

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