Students at the Confucius Institute in Vladivostok, Russia. Photo: Getty Images Students at the Confucius Institute in Vladivostok, Russia. Photo: Getty Images
Students at the Confucius Institute in Vladivostok, Russia. Photo: Getty Images
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Can the Confucius Institutes rebranding bring China closer to the rest of the world?

For much of its history, China did very little to promote its culture – rather people came from far and wide to acquire it. What changed?

Students at the Confucius Institute in Vladivostok, Russia. Photo: Getty Images Students at the Confucius Institute in Vladivostok, Russia. Photo: Getty Images
Students at the Confucius Institute in Vladivostok, Russia. Photo: Getty Images
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Wee Kek Koon

Wee Kek Koon

Having lived his whole life in the modern cities of Singapore and Hong Kong, Wee Kek Koon has an inexplicable fascination with the past. He is constantly amazed by how much he can mine from China's history for his weekly column in Post Magazine, which he has written since 2005.