May 28, 2020
Overseas Gambling Ventures a Lucky Strike for China’s Power Projection
By Hugh Harsono
How overseas gambling enterprises double as power projection tools for China.
August 15, 2017
The Soft Power Limits of Chinese Theravada Buddhism
By Zi Yang
Chinese Theravada Buddhism is in no position to serve as a tool of soft power for the state.
November 17, 2016
Is China Getting Better at Charming Southeast Asia on the South China Sea?
By Bill Hayton
Beijing looks to be getting better at how it uses soft power in the region.
August 18, 2016
'Lovable' Taiwan and Its Soft Power Quest
By Shannon Tiezzi
Taiwan's deputy minister of culture speaks with The Diplomat.
June 10, 2016
China’s Foothold in Struggling Australian Media
By Helen Clark
Paid-for propaganda or propagating the tedious?
March 02, 2016
Apple, the FBI, and the US Soft Power Edge
By Col. Robert Spalding
If the U.S. wants to keep its soft power edge over China, Apple needs to win.
September 16, 2015
China Looks to Hollywood
By Nina Huang
Chinese firms are stepping up their investments in Hollywood, to protect their own market share.
July 22, 2015
Asia’s Soft Power Deficit
By Anthony Fensom
The Asia-Pacific may be racing ahead economically, but it still lags the West in soft power, according to new research.
September 20, 2014
How Much Can China Offer in Africa’s Ebola Crisis?
By Yanzhong Huang
A lot, according to Chinese state media. The reality is more complicated.
August 08, 2014
The Undoing of China’s Soft Power
By Zhiqun Zhu
Beijing is struggling to effectively direct soft power at its cross-strait neighbor.
January 28, 2014
Ruhan Jia: Can China’s State-Sponsored Pop Star Win Western Favor?
By J.T. Quigley
Ruhan’s squeaky-clean image is a stark contrast to her hard-partying Western peers.
August 28, 2013
The Shanghai Ballet: A Model for Chinese Cultural Diplomacy?
By Andrea Beck
A successful U.K. debut may have some useful lessons for Beijing.