July 29, 2019
Should Australia Be Worried About Chinese Influence on University Campuses?
By Grant Wyeth
Even as Beijing-funded Confucius Institutes come under scrutiny, Hong Kong protest problems spark renewed concerns.
February 15, 2019
China’s Educational Expansion in Indonesia
By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
China’s educational foothold in Indonesia is growing, but is it helpful for Chinese economic interests?
November 18, 2017
The Real Source of China's Soft Power
By Thomas Barker
Chinese soft power is not measured by blockbuster films, but by the appeal of its development model.
November 02, 2017
China’s Panda Diplomacy
By Andreas Pacher
Like Confucius Institutes, pandas are one of China’s most potent tools in foreign relations.
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.
June 26, 2017
What Is China's Meddling in Australia Actually Buying?
By Kerry Brown
Of all major liberal, multi-party democracies, Australia may be the most exposed to China.
October 29, 2016
America's Overhyped Worries About Chinese Money in Hollywood
By Jean-Marc F. Blanchard
U.S. authorities should watch, not reject, Chinese investment in the entertainment sector.
August 18, 2016
'Lovable' Taiwan and Its Soft Power Quest
By Shannon Tiezzi
Taiwan's deputy minister of culture speaks with The Diplomat.
December 10, 2015
Resisting Beijing’s Global Media Influence
By Sarah Cook
There is an ongoing Chinese government campaign to promote its views and suppress criticism around the world.
October 27, 2015
The UK: A Success Story for China’s Educational Soft Power
By Bochen Han
Unlike other Western countries, Britain is eager to welcome China's Confucius Institutes and educational outreach.
July 08, 2015
China's Confucius Institutes and the Soft War
By David Volodzko
With the closing of Confucius Institutes, China may be heading for a "soft power" war with the West.
December 21, 2014
Confucius Institutes – Quo Vadis?
By Falk Hartig
Representatives gather in China to discuss the future of the occasionally controversial Confucius Institutes.