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Sunday, October 29, 2017
Notations From the Grid (Special Sunday Edition): A Primer on #China
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As we welcome you to a new week and embrace a new month, we wanted to share this courtesy of the Financial Times as we wish all the best of weeks:China: The Soft Superpower
China soft power quiz
Test your knowledge of Beijing’s global push for hearts and minds
by FT reporters
Parallel to its economic and military rise, China has pursued a deliberate strategy fostering its soft power. From Hollywood to football clubs to pandas, Beijing is spending billions of dollars to project its soft power in ways that could influence what you watch in movies or on your TV screen, and who's on your favourite football team. China: The Soft Superpower charts the ways in which China is doing so, explores Beijing's strategic logic and imperative, and questions the strategy's effectiveness.
Question 1 of 10
How many giant pandas are on loan outside mainland China?
The world’s zoos usually pay $1m a year per pair to Beijing for the privilege - plus $600,000 per cub should they breed and $800,000 if a bear dies as a result of human error