Chinese novelist and winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature Mo Yan. File photo

Towering figures: who’s who in the world of Chinese soft power?

While China lags its Korean neighbour in pop culture, a handful of stars including Mo Yan, Li Na and Yao Ming have managed to gain international attention in sports, high art and literature

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Chinese novelist and winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature Mo Yan. File photo
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