The American Culture Centre building in Shanghai. The US State Department documented more than 150 examples of Chinese interference in American public diplomacy efforts between January 2016 and April 2017. Photo: AFP

US-backed culture centres under pressure in China

Numerous cultural initiatives, from salsa concerts and film nights to visiting scholar programmes have been disrupted, state department says

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The American Culture Centre building in Shanghai. The US State Department documented more than 150 examples of Chinese interference in American public diplomacy efforts between January 2016 and April 2017. Photo: AFP
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