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A comprehensive analysis of China's efforts to build and utilize soft power as a distinctive part of its foreign policy This volume examines the evolution and application of China's soft power with particular focus on various strategic initiatives such as cultural and public diplomacy, Confucius institutes, development assistance and infrastructure building, media collaborations and healthcare diplomacy. This is to emphasize cooperation and partnerships while advancing the theory of harmonious development through these initiatives across the world.

Soft Power: Concepts, Discussions and Debates
Soft power: Concepts, discussions and debates

With military conflicts becoming resource-intensive, expensive and largely ineffective in obtaining long-term benefits, countries are focusing more on diplomatic engagement and virtuous modes like culture for achieving strategic dividends. Cultural engagement, along with other ‘soft’ forms of engagement, popularly christened ...

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