China’s Panda Diplomacy is Not Breeding Conservation
By Charlotte Bull
Foreign zoos should not be sucked into the fantasy that they are aiding conservation by hosting pandas.
China and the US: Who Has More Influence in Vietnam?
By Mengzhen Xia and Dingding Chen
According to the latest Asian Barometer Survey, China has more influence – but a less positive image – in Vietnam compared to United States.
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.
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.
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.
'Lovable' Taiwan and Its Soft Power Quest
By Shannon Tiezzi
Taiwan's deputy minister of culture speaks with The Diplomat.
China’s Foothold in Struggling Australian Media
By Helen Clark
Paid-for propaganda or propagating the tedious?
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.
China Looks to Hollywood
By Nina Huang
Chinese firms are stepping up their investments in Hollywood, to protect their own market share.
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.
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.
The Undoing of China’s Soft Power
By Zhiqun Zhu
Beijing is struggling to effectively direct soft power at its cross-strait neighbor.