Chinese President Xi Jinping will address the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilisations in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: AP

China to put soft power on show as ‘clash of civilisations’ debate comes back to life

  • Beijing to champion ‘charms of Asian’ societies as tensions rise with Washington
  • Conference comes after senior US official described strategic competition with China as ‘a fight with a really different civilisation and a different ideology’
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Chinese President Xi Jinping will address the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilisations in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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