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StarTimes’ African Voice Actors Are the Newest Faces of Chinese Soft Power

The hugely popular Chinese-owned African pay-TV service StarTimes has always tried to put some distance between itself and the Chinese government, reminding anyone who asks that it is a private enterprise.

Regardless of its status, the company is nonetheless a powerful tool for China’s soft power on the continent as it broadcasts Chinese dramas, martial arts movies and even Chinese Super League soccer matches.

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