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.

The Stumbling Block to China's Soft Power

thediplomat.com | 17.04.2018

Cultivating cultural confidence through exchange

europe.chinadaily.com.cn | 04.04.2018

"Meet" arts from around the world at May festival

europe.chinadaily.com.cn | 04.04.2018

Chinese culture and soft power

iiss.org | 27.03.2018

China seeks to boost soft power abroad

Podcast.

ft.com | 26.03.2018

Documentary fosters deeper cross-cultural understanding

A documentary looks into the relationship between Africa and China.

europe.chinadaily.com.cn | 21.02.2018