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China's Soft Power Tackles Arts and Literature
The Middle Kingdom has been all over public diplomacy news this week, as leaders from Beijing push international cultural collaborations with the U.K., ASEAN, and Kuwait, while continuing to make significant inroads into creating a stronger infrastructure in Africa. The results have not been completely positive, however, as several universities in the U.S. have taken a strong stance against China’s Confucius Institutes, and anti-Japanese TV dramas have come under scrutiny for their continued proliferation of an unfriendly rhetoric.
- Government pays £1.5m to translate entire works of Shakespeare into Chinese – The Telegraph
- Confucius says – The Economist
- Kuwait partakes in Arabic Arts Festival in China – Kuwait News Agency
- China’s leading steel maker to set up plant in South Africa – China Daily
- China, Arab culture ministers gather in Beijing – Ecns.cn
- China’s TV War Machine – The New York Times
- Public seek chances to thaw ties – Ecns.cn
- Are Chinese Donation to American Universities Unpatriotic? – Foreign Policy
- ASEAN media urged to practice ‘peace, constructive journalism’ – Inquirer.net
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