Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

China’s treatment of Oscar winner Chloé Zhao shows how to lose friends and not influence people

  • China has missed a great opportunity to promote its soft power by refusing to celebrate the Nomadland director’s triumph at the Academy Awards
  • Internationally it will appear insecure and unconfident. Besides, the film perfectly illustrates its propaganda narrative of a declining America

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