Featuring a 200-foot undulating dragon, Philadelphia’s lantern festival drew more than 20,000 people, each of whom paid US$25 to snap selfies among the illuminated figures. Photo: Robert Delaney

How America’s embrace of Chinese culture boosts Beijing’s soft power

Interest in events such as Philadelphia’s lantern festival bodes well for vice-premier Liu Yandong’s US visit and the future of US-China cultural exchanges

Topic |   US-China relations

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Featuring a 200-foot undulating dragon, Philadelphia’s lantern festival drew more than 20,000 people, each of whom paid US$25 to snap selfies among the illuminated figures. Photo: Robert Delaney
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