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
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
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?
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
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?
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.
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?
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.
China, Australia, and the Soft Power of Rugby in the South Pacific
By Thomas Wilkinson
Samoa will host a rugby tournament, thanks to Chinese funding. But Australia sees the sport as its own soft power advantage.
Foreign Students and China’s Soft Power: The Case of Uganda
By Benjamin Mulvey
The link between Ugandan students in China and Chinese influence in Uganda is more complicated than it appears.
China and the Military World Games
By Eleanor Albert
As China lauds the success of the 2019 games in Wuhan, let's look at why Beijing is interested in such events at all.
Questioning Yenching Scholars Won't Solve America's China Conundrum
By Erin Dunne
The U.S. needs a more comprehensive approach to address concerns about China's soft power.