February 20, 2021
Are Confucius Institutes in the US Really Necessary?
By Gary Sands
The teaching of Chinese language and culture in the U.S. will remain important, but are Chinese government funded institutes the best option?
February 28, 2020
Can Mozambique Learn to Love China?
By Ari Rickman
China is attempting to build a soft power network across Africa. The experience of the Confucius Institute in Mozambique suggests the effort is only partially successful.
January 09, 2020
Confucius Institutes in Brazil and BRICS Education Cooperation
By Wang Peng
Educational cooperation is an underanalyzed aspect of the BRICS grouping, and Confucius Institutes are leading the way in Brazil.
November 28, 2019
Confucius Institutes as State Policy: Clumsy or Effective Purveyors of Influence?
By Robert Farley
How can American and other educational institutions coexist with political endeavors like China’s Confucius Institutes?
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.