The Czech-Chinese Centre at Prague’s Charles University was shut last month after reports that staff failed to disclose funding from China’s embassy. Photo: Shutterstock

Czech Republic becomes unlikely front line in China’s soft power war

  • Local news report alleging Czech-owned consumer finance giant Home Credit is behind campaign to promote Beijing is touching raw nerves
  • Eastern European country ‘something of a battleground for views of China’
Topic |   Law

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The Czech-Chinese Centre at Prague’s Charles University was shut last month after reports that staff failed to disclose funding from China’s embassy. Photo: Shutterstock
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Simone McCarthy

Simone McCarthy

Simone McCarthy joined the Post in 2018. She previously wrote about China tech, business and society for SupChina and has a bachelor's in literature from Yale University and a master's from Columbia Journalism School.