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Assessing the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics: Soft Power, Politics, and the Future of the Games
April 18, 2022

Assessing the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics: Soft Power, Politics, and the Future of the Games

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Susan Brownell.

Beijing’s Public Diplomacy in South And Central Asia
January 17, 2022

Beijing’s Public Diplomacy in South And Central Asia

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Samantha Custer.
Will China’s Railway in Laos Help Bolster Its ‘Soft Power’?
January 11, 2022

Will China’s Railway in Laos Help Bolster Its ‘Soft Power’?

By Daniele Carminati
The inauguration of the long-promised rail line offers Beijing a chance to burnish its image in mainland Southeast Asia.

‘Produce Camp 2021’ and the Chinese Dream
July 31, 2021

‘Produce Camp 2021’ and the Chinese Dream

By Song Tang
The boy band elimination show promotes the image of China as a culturally influential and friendly country — a key goal of the Chinese Dream.

The Ups and Downs of Soft Power in the Asia-Pacific
March 15, 2021

The Ups and Downs of Soft Power in the Asia-Pacific

By Daniele Carminati
The coronavirus pandemic has shifted the relative "soft power" standing of leading powers.

China’s Soft Power Grows in the Philippines
February 26, 2021

China’s Soft Power Grows in the Philippines

By Jason Hung
China is using a targeted expansion of its pop culture and media in the Philippines to promote pro-China narratives and content.

In Indonesia, Confucius Institutes Struggle to Dislodge Anti-Chinese Sentiment
December 17, 2020

In Indonesia, Confucius Institutes Struggle to Dislodge Anti-Chinese Sentiment

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and M. Habib Pashya
Despite Beijing's best efforts at public diplomacy, suspicion is widespread among the Indonesian public.
China and the World: Can China Lead?
November 06, 2020

China and the World: Can China Lead?

By Jongsoo Lee
An interview with William Kirby on China's ambitions, soft power, and education.

No, China Doesn’t Think Decades Ahead in Its Diplomacy
October 07, 2020

No, China Doesn’t Think Decades Ahead in Its Diplomacy

By Andreea Brînză
China’s foreign policy reflects short or medium term planning, far from the myth of generational or centennial timelines.

Will Internet Celebrities Become China’s New Channel for Projecting Soft Power?
May 05, 2020

Will Internet Celebrities Become China’s New Channel for Projecting Soft Power?

By Jo Kim
Can the CCP co-opt the popularity of social media darlings like Li Ziqi without running their global appeal?

Latin America Used To Be Positive Toward China. COVID-19 Might Change That.
April 10, 2020

Latin America Used To Be Positive Toward China. COVID-19 Might Change That.

By Igor Patrick
Like other regions, Latin America has seen a rise in anti-Chinese rhetoric since the outbreak began.
Can Mozambique Learn to Love China?
February 28, 2020

Can Mozambique Learn to Love China?

By Ari Rickman
China is attempting to build a soft power network across Africa. The experience of the Confucius Institute in Mozambique suggests the effort is only partially successful.

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