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Opinion: To understand China’s attempts to wield soft power, skip its involvement in an Australian politician’s scandal and look at its movies, language and domestic audiences

2 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
hina's attempts to influence global affairs have failed for a number of reasons, thus pushing it to cultivate "decision makers on matters of significance," a maneuver that should not be mistaken for soft power and one that embroiled Sam Dastyari, an Australian politician who resigned after taking donations from a Chinese businessman, writes Damien Spry.
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is the editor-in-chief of SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.