President Xi Jinping and Czech Republic President Milos Zeman toast a drink on the terrace of the Strahov Monastery in Prague. Photo: AP

Xi Jinping’s Prague trip highlighted the limits to China’s soft power

Michal Thim says even though European nations that are hungry for investment and jobs have largely become more welcoming of Beijing, many obstacles stand in the way of China’s hopes to change long-standing EU policies

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President Xi Jinping and Czech Republic President Milos Zeman toast a drink on the terrace of the Strahov Monastery in Prague. Photo: AP
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