China flexes its soft power with ‘Covid Diplomacy’

Will Knight, Wired

Photo by Morning Brew on Unsplash

Much-needed medical supplies from China have been sent to Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia. China's government was criticized for its slow response to the coronavirus and early attempts to cover it up, and is now organising shipments of supplies worth over USD$30 million in an effort to rebrand the pandemic from a disaster of its own making to a symbol of its leadership and strength. China’s seemingly rapid rebound provides a powerful message that could extend the country’s influence.



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