Freelance illustrator Feifei Ruan designed a set of posters aimed at the Chinese market for the promotion of the latest Doctor Who series, juxtaposing The Doctor’s time machine, the Tardis, with different iconic or historic Chinese landmarks. Photo: BBC
Chris Moseley
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Chris Moseley

Doctor Who travels to China, an illustration of the benefits of soft power as the UK seeks to build a more creative economy

  • Chris Moseley says the launch of the iconic British TV show in China shows the importance of nurturing cultural links – in this case between two cultural giants – to build trust and further cooperation in other aspects of the relationship

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Freelance illustrator Feifei Ruan designed a set of posters aimed at the Chinese market for the promotion of the latest Doctor Who series, juxtaposing The Doctor’s time machine, the Tardis, with different iconic or historic Chinese landmarks. Photo: BBC
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Story of Yanxi Palace has been available in more than 70 markets globally and was translated into 14 languages, including English, Arabic and Vietnamese. Photo: Handout

If period drama Yanxi Palace is gone, what’s the story for Chinese soft power?

  • Attack on historical dramas for their ‘negative influence on society’ could mean losing a popular cultural export
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Story of Yanxi Palace has been available in more than 70 markets globally and was translated into 14 languages, including English, Arabic and Vietnamese. Photo: Handout
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