At last – a victory for China’s soft power!

After years of yearning to match the West’s ability to spread influence around the world through ideas as well as by brute force, Beijing chalks up a resounding success as a noted senior statesman in North Africa proclaims himself inspired by a classic example of the Middle Kingdom’s culture of governance…

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7 Responses to At last – a victory for China’s soft power!

  1. Honey Chile says:

    Gaddfi is one funny nigga. Like a chimp on crack.

  2. Maugrim says:

    Lol, when I saw it this morning I thought that maybe, just maybe, that’s not quite what China was looking for.

    Honey Chile, please, no more.

  3. Stephen says:

    Rather brave of the Pro-China Morning Post to print something critical of China. Haven’t read the actual paper for some time – is it improving ?

  4. York Hunt says:


    It is now so thin you may think it suffers from anorexia.

  5. FOARP says:

    Yeah, but Colonel Gaddafi’s anti-China bias is well known . . .

  6. Gerald Simmonds says:

    Yes, the Boys in Beijing must have groaned out loud at that one – did Gadders actually say that in his speech – this is the only reference I’ve seen – that in the SCMP?

  7. FOARP says:

    @Gerald Simmonds – The BBC, The Sun, and The Telegraph all reported the same thing.

    Meanwhile The UNSC (of which China is a permanent member) has just issued a statement in which they “. . . condemned the violence and use of force against civilians, deplored the repression against peaceful demonstrators, and expressed deep regret at the deaths of hundreds of civilians.”

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