Little by little, Beijing is creating a Reich Culture Chamber with Chinese characteristics
Forget the Chinese military’s new aircraft, long-range missiles and combat ships: Beijing’s new weapon as it rattles the region is culture — or the denial of it, to be more precise. China’s targeting of performance arts is not a recent phenomenon. It has used them both as instruments of propaganda to reinforce Chinese identity and as a lure for artists wishing to make fortunes in the market of 1.3 billion people.
My article, published today in The News Lens International, continues here.