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China uses educational facilities as instruments of “soft power” - NewsIn.Asia
Educational institutions are key instruments of soft power. Following the example of the Soviet Union and Russia, resurgent China ,aiming to be respected in the world as a benign and responsible power in the face of Western skeptical propaganda, is using its gargantuan educational facilities to recruit, and perhaps influence, foreign students from across the world, especially those in its backyard and on the Belt and Road path girdling the earth, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Mirror.