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The Soft Power Limits of Chinese Theravada Buddhism
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.

Is China Getting Better at Charming Southeast Asia on the South China Sea?
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.
'Lovable' Taiwan and Its Soft Power Quest
August 18, 2016

'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
June 10, 2016

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
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.

China Looks to Hollywood
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.

Asia’s Soft Power Deficit
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.
How Much Can China Offer in Africa’s Ebola Crisis?
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.

The Undoing of China’s Soft Power
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.

Ruhan Jia: Can China’s State-Sponsored Pop Star Win Western Favor?
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.

The Shanghai Ballet: A Model for Chinese Cultural Diplomacy?
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.
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