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
China'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.
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