The American president’s decision to quit Unesco, the education, science and culture branch of the UN, was a protest against a perceived slight of ally Israel and to save on US$80 million of annual funding. Photo: EPA

Trump Unesco snub widens China role

Decision by US president fits his isolationist approach to foreign policy, and Beijing is well-placed to capitalise by increasing its international soft power

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The American president’s decision to quit Unesco, the education, science and culture branch of the UN, was a protest against a perceived slight of ally Israel and to save on US$80 million of annual funding. Photo: EPA
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