Yifei Liu (centre) is seen in Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan. Despite fraying US-China relations, Beijing will keep trying to expand its soft power in films, even as Hollywood salivates over China’s market. Photo: Walt Disney Studios Yifei Liu (centre) is seen in Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan. Despite fraying US-China relations, Beijing will keep trying to expand its soft power in films, even as Hollywood salivates over China’s market. Photo: Walt Disney Studios
Yifei Liu (centre) is seen in Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan. Despite fraying US-China relations, Beijing will keep trying to expand its soft power in films, even as Hollywood salivates over China’s market. Photo: Walt Disney Studios

Soft power, hard cash: the seductive China-Hollywood tango comes into sharper focus

  • A new book and report argue for pursuing the China-Hollywood relationship further, but with caution
  • Beijing will keep trying to expand its global ‘soft power’ and reputation, analysts say

Topic |   US-China trade war
Yifei Liu (centre) is seen in Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan. Despite fraying US-China relations, Beijing will keep trying to expand its soft power in films, even as Hollywood salivates over China’s market. Photo: Walt Disney Studios Yifei Liu (centre) is seen in Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan. Despite fraying US-China relations, Beijing will keep trying to expand its soft power in films, even as Hollywood salivates over China’s market. Photo: Walt Disney Studios
Yifei Liu (centre) is seen in Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan. Despite fraying US-China relations, Beijing will keep trying to expand its soft power in films, even as Hollywood salivates over China’s market. Photo: Walt Disney Studios
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