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Beijing needs to tackle its soft-power deficit

Soft power is recognised by Beijing as a key political commodity, but one it has limited success in cultivating.

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China has been a big beneficiary of globalisation with IMF data since 2014 showing that the Chinese economy is now larger than its US counterpart on a purchasing power parity basis.

THE World Economic Forum (WEF) meets in the Chinese city of Dalian from Tuesday to Thursday for the so-called "Summer Davos". The event comes at a time when China is assuming a greater global leadership profile, including on issues such as climate change and trade, at the same time that...

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