In recent years, the Chinese government has used scholarships to shape the views of Indonesian Muslim students on controversial issues such as the mistreatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
The response by Chinese donors to this pandemic so far illustrates how the country’s philanthropy is beginning to go global.
From helping fight coronavirus to supporting education and biodiversity projects, China’s tech billionaires have moved boldly into philanthropy, continuing what is an ancient tradition.
A Chinese sci-fi epic is breaking box office records and exporting a vision of a new world order as it does so.
Soft power is a country’s ability to gain influence through attraction. Australia’s soft power in the Pacific began waning when it axed the Australia Network in 2014. And China is filling the gap.
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.