Not enough credit is given to the agency African governments have in their dealings with China.
In the footsteps of US foriegn policy blunders, China is making friends and influencing people in Latin America.
The review of Confucius Classrooms, which promote Chinese language learning, comes amid concerns about foreign influence, soft power and academic freedom.
China is stepping into a soft power vacuum created by the new US administration. Since Donald Trump was elected president, the country has eschewed soft power.
Newly translated Chinese Ministry of Education records shine light on China's shifting place in the global higher education landscape.
The communist state exercises 'soft power' in Australia in myriad ways, and it is vital that it is resisted.