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.
June 27, 2018
How China Wins Friends and Influences People
By Shannon Tiezzi
A new study from AidData attempts to quantify China's public diplomacy efforts in East Asia.
February 14, 2018
China’s United Front Work: Propaganda as Policy
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Gerald Groot.
October 06, 2017
China Plays Up ASEAN Confucius Institute Presence With Laos Project
By Prashanth Parameswaran
A new project spotlights Beijing’s use of these institutions within broader ASEAN-China ties.
May 23, 2017
Tajikistan Takes Up Chinese
By Katherine Long
Chinese classes are on the rise, but still not a priority for Tajik students.
July 12, 2016
China-Nigeria Relations: A Success Story for Beijing's Soft Power
By Samuel Ramani
According to one survey, Nigeria has the world's most positive view of China.
April 14, 2015
China's Soft Power Obsession
By Xie Tao
China needs to rethink its quest for soft power.
October 01, 2014
Confucius Institutes Sail on Despite Pushback
By Han Zhang
Chinese officials seek to minimize a row with U.S. universities.
September 30, 2014
The Future of China's Confucius Institutes
By Shannon Tiezzi
As Western universities drag their feet, the future of China’s soft power push might be in the developing world.
December 19, 2013
Beijing's Public Diplomacy Challenge
By Arthur Guschin
China’s efforts at public diplomacy have produced mixed results on the world stage.
November 24, 2013
Vietnam’s Confucius Institute Distraction
The controversy in Vietnam over China’s establishment of a Confucius Institute is misplaced, argues one blogger.