Chinese cultural diplomacy in Africa

The Chinese government has spent billions of dollars in Africa on public diplomacy initiatives that are intended to improve the country's image. Central to that strategy is the growing network of Confucius Institutes (CIs) spread across the continent that are designed to introduce Chinese language and culture to the African masses. Today there are over 40 CIs in Africa but despite their good intentions, these institutes attract significant controversy. Goethe University post doctoral research fellow Falk Hartig is an expert on CIs and the broader role they play in China's cultural diplomacy overseas. Hartig joins Eric a Cobus to discuss cultural diplomacy is actually effective, particularly in China's case.

2356 232

Suggested Podcasts

Clinical Care Options

IndiaBioscience: science communication and outreach

Morgan Givens

Barry Willhelm a Dr Norm Bottum | Canoe FM

Esther Perel Global Media a Gimlet

Víctor Martín

Discussions about the works of Dr. James M. Sigafoose with Dr. Carey N. Pab

Shat on Entertainment

Ben Lewis and Mike McIntyre /Tennis Channel Podcast Network