Wednesday, August 03, 2016

After Taiwanese Artists, South Koreans Are Now the Targets of China’s Wrath

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.

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