The Belt and Road Forum has now come to a close with “270 deliverables achieved” and promises of getting the whole gang back together for another global summit in 2019. But even after two straight days of panels and discussions, are you still not sure what China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative is all about?
Well not to worry, as People’s Daily has produced a 2-minute-long “rap” video to answer all of your questions, while also taking a bold new step forward for Chinese propaganda — into claymation.
So we hope that clears everything up.
On Sunday, Chinese President Xi Jinping promised that China’s initiative to revive the ancient Silk Road would bring forth a new “golden age” of globalization. While that era may or may not come to be, what is certain is that the effort has caused China’s foreign language propaganda to flourish like never before.
In the lead-up to the summit in Beijing last week, China Daily published a video series starring an American dad using the OBOR initiative as a bedtime story for his 5-year-old daughter, while Xinhua shared a video of ethnically diverse children singing together about the benefits of cooperation and globalization; all apparently in an attempt to win over foreign audiences.
Is it working?
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