China’s soft power

A good article by the Diplomat on China’s soft power. I like the way the author, Trefor Moss, describes soft power. That it is simply, “being liked”, it is all in the mind and it must always be in context of the bilateral relationship of the two parties. China is not without its soft power, especially in Africa. Unfortunately, we tend to listen more to the bad images shown by the West rather than seeing what China is doing. At the end of it, soft power must be willing and sometimes there is simply no way to make the “cow drink the water”, even after you brought it to the river.

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