Search: Soft Power,China (5 materials)

The Sino-American COVID-19 Narrative Confrontation

... Chinese officials are engaged in a COVID 19-caused ideological battle, signifying an approaching new Cold War. However, I argue that this statement exaggerates the current situation, which does not constitute an ideological war but rather, reflects a soft power clash. Undeniably, China has proposed alternatives to the US-dominated world order and has pursued strategies to make it easier for Beijing and other governments with similar attributes to survive. However, according to Professor Jessica Chen Weiss , it is “less as a ...


RIAC Experts Discuss Promotion of Russia's Image in Asia-Pacific

... Chinese government leaders, attractiveness of Russians and Russian lifestyle, account of national specifics for bettering Russian image in various Chinese social groups, as well as other issues. The presentation was followed by a discussion of Russian soft power tools in China and Asia-Pacific, interest to Russian culture and language, Russian education, and practical proposals for making an unbiased image of Russia in Asia moderated by RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeyev. Dr. Vladimir Petrovsky, Academic Secretary ...


Building Bridges with Buddhism: The Sino-Indian Experience

... on their vast Buddhist resources. China’s Buddhist diplomacy China first used Buddhist relics in its diplomacy in 1955 when the Buddha’s tooth was sent for display in Myanmar. Contrary to the perception that Buddhism emerged as a tool of China’s soft power diplomacy only in the 1990s, “Buddhist diplomacy played an important role in China’s relations with its neighbors even in the 1950s and 1960s.” During this period, relations between China and its neighbors, including India,...


RIAC Corporate Member Awarded for the Best Confucius Institute

Russian International Affairs Council extends its congratulations to the Russian State University for Humanities (RSUH), RIAC corporate member, whose Confucius Institute has been awarded the world’s best at the 8th Global Conference of Confucius Institutes last weekend in Beijing. Russian universities have been actively participating in internationalization of education and development of foreign language and culture centers, promoting Russia’s integration in global educational trends...


China is conquering Africa

China’s soft power in Africa In the last decade, we have witnessed China’s unprecedented activities in Africa. China is successfully squeezing old players in the African markets, it is leading among the new players, which gain powers in the continent,...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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