the tiananmen square anniversary has passed again…
but even tommy friedman knows that soft power is on the rise.
consider the case of ai wei wei.
when schools collapsed in the sichuan earthquake on may 12, 2008, china was outraged.
people demanded to find out answers and document what had happened.
ai wei wei helped in this effort and was ‘disappeared’ for a while.
one of the most famous artists in the world taken silently into custody.
but ai wei wei has not silenced himself.
soft power is the only way…