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Has Beijing abandoned its soft power strategy?

Throughout the 2000s, China emphasised soft power in its interactions and relations with the world. This manifested in numerous international festivals, art exhibitions and cultural performances, a network of Confucius Institutes, the popularity of Chinese language and culture classes, and an expansion of international television and radio broadcasting, among other initiatives. Amid growing concerns that […]