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Tajikistan Takes Up Chinese
May 23, 2017
Tajikistan Takes Up Chinese
Chinese classes are on the rise, but still not a priority for Tajik students.
Tajikistan Takes Up Chinese
What Kind of Think Tanks Does China Want to Establish?
May 05, 2017
What Kind of Think Tanks Does China Want to Establish?
China aims to establish think tanks with Chinese characteristics and enhance national soft power.
What Kind of Think Tanks Does China Want to Establish?
China’s Media Foothold Expands to the Gulf
April 04, 2017
China’s Media Foothold Expands to the Gulf
USILK, which provides Arabic-language Chinese programming, is just the latest move in China's media expansion.
China’s Media Foothold Expands to the Gulf
China’s ‘Great Wall’: Conquering the World With Cinema
March 13, 2017
China’s ‘Great Wall’: Conquering the World With Cinema
Despite being deeply rooted in Chinese culture, the film engages the Western viewer with a clear message.
China’s ‘Great Wall’: Conquering the World With Cinema
The Obstacles to China's Bid for Soft Power
January 28, 2017
The Obstacles to China's Bid for Soft Power
China’s president wants to be seen as leading the defense of globalization, but this will be easier said than done.
The Obstacles to China's Bid for Soft Power
US-China Relations: Public Diplomacy and Soft Power
December 05, 2016
US-China Relations: Public Diplomacy and Soft Power
Insights from Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch.
US-China Relations: Public Diplomacy and Soft Power
The Chinese Communist Party International Department: Overlooked yet Ever Present
August 08, 2016
The Chinese Communist Party International Department: Overlooked yet Ever Present
Even seasoned China hands have often overlooked one of the most authoritative channels of CPC influence and power.
The Chinese Communist Party International Department: Overlooked yet Ever Present
The South China Sea Ruling: Reinforcing China's Negative Image in Japan
July 28, 2016
The South China Sea Ruling: Reinforcing China's Negative Image in Japan
China's refusal to abide by international rules and norms contributes to its negative image in Japan.
The South China Sea Ruling: Reinforcing China's Negative Image in Japan
China-Nigeria Relations: A Success Story for Beijing's Soft Power
July 12, 2016
China-Nigeria Relations: A Success Story for Beijing's Soft Power
According to one survey, Nigeria has the world's most positive view of China.
China-Nigeria Relations: A Success Story for Beijing's Soft Power
Reality or PR: Russia's Rising 'Soft Power' Clout
June 17, 2016
Reality or PR: Russia's Rising 'Soft Power' Clout
A London-based PR firm places Russia ahead of China on a list of 'soft power' prowess.
Reality or PR: Russia's Rising 'Soft Power' Clout
A Tale of 2 Diplomats: China’s Soft Power Conundrum
June 13, 2016
A Tale of 2 Diplomats: China’s Soft Power Conundrum
Wang Yi's run-in with a Canadian journalist illustrates the "clash of discourses" between China and the West.
A Tale of 2 Diplomats: China’s Soft Power Conundrum
The Rise of China vs. the Rise of the Chinese
May 13, 2016
The Rise of China vs. the Rise of the Chinese
How is China's rise benefiting China's people?
The Rise of China vs. the Rise of the Chinese
Is Football the Key to China's Soft Power Push?
May 05, 2016
Is Football the Key to China's Soft Power Push?
Could China produce the next Leicester City?
Is Football the Key to China's Soft Power Push?
President Trump: The View From China
May 05, 2016
President Trump: The View From China
Trump's overall policies are a mixed bag for China, but his stance on U.S. leadership opens doors for Beijing.
President Trump: The View From China
China's Medical Diplomacy
April 12, 2016
China's Medical Diplomacy
China's latest contribution to the WHO is part of a long history of using medical diplomacy as soft power.
China's Medical Diplomacy
One Belt, One Road, One Heritage: Cultural Diplomacy and the Silk Road
March 29, 2016
One Belt, One Road, One Heritage: Cultural Diplomacy and the Silk Road
The cultural aspects of the Belt and Road could forever reshape regional politics and security.
One Belt, One Road, One Heritage: Cultural Diplomacy and the Silk Road
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