US Pulls the Plug on Exchange Programmes with China, Slamming them as β€˜Soft Propaganda Tools’

mid Washington’s continuing anti-Beijing rhetoric and fresh sanctions targeting various Chinese activities, the Asian giant was slammed as allegedly posing the “greatest national security threat” to the US by current Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe.

The US State Department announced on 4 November that it was curtailing five cultural exchange programmes with China, slamming them as “soft power propaganda tools.”

The Department said on its website it had “terminated” the Policymakers Educational China Trip Program, the US-China Friendship Program, the US-China Leadership Exchange Program, the US-China Transpacific Exchange Program and the Hong Kong Educational and Cultural Program.

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