Soft Power

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China’s government has a strategy of using “soft power” to improve the country’s image –- promoting the arts, building language schools abroad, and, of course, remaking Beijing itself for the Olympics. But it’s a strategy with some pitfalls. Kurt talks with Orville Schell, a journalist and scholar who directs the Asia Society Center on China-U.S. Relations.

Music Playlist

  1. Meandering Streams from High Mountains

    Artist: Min Xiao-Fen
    Album: The Moon Rising
    Label: Cala
  2. Spring on Mount Tian

    Artist: Min Xiao-Fen
    Album: The Moon Rising
    Label: Cala