China's Cultural Diplomacy

Cultural censorship, cultural opening and cultural relations

China's economic dominance is widely recognised, and recently expenditure in the cultural sector is assuming vast proportions, too: By 2016 cultural expenditure shall increase from currently 3 percent to 5 percent of the country's GDP. China's government has recognised that it can win trust abroad with the help of soft power and cultural diplomacy. All over the world China is presenting itself with various campaigns like those within the framework of the 'Chinese Year of Culture' in Germany in 2012, or the  'EU-China Year of Intercultural Dialogue'. However, China's image remains tarnished through the repression and censorship aimed against dissident artists and writers like Ai Weiwei and Liu Xiaobo.
You find here a compilation of press clippings on China's cultural diplomacy.

Taihu culture forum kicks off next week | 11.10.2018

How China is Building Its Soft Power | 01.10.2018

China ramps up support for African higher education | 07.09.2018

China's New Soft Power Showdown | 02.09.2018

Belt and Road: China’s biggest brand | 29.08.2018