Tag: Lowy Institute

China’s secret ‘magic weapon’ for global soft power

     

Xi Jinping is quietly ramping up the United Front Work Department of the Chinese Communist party in a push for global “soft power”, The FT’s James Kynge writes in a… Read more »

‘Meddle Kingdom’ rising: China and U.S. ‘neck and neck’ in foreign assistance

     

  New research may suggest that Beijing has had a limited return on its investment in promoting its soft power and that pluralist democracies have an advantage in the field…. Read more »

‘Xi Jinping’s Moment’ – Communist Party primacy in all realms of politics and civil society

     

Xi Jinping has emerged as the most decisive, disciplined Chinese leader in a generation, and, given China’s rise in relative strength compared to the West, the most powerful in more… Read more »

The hard edge of China’s soft power exposed

     

  Australia is reviewing its espionage laws and banning foreign political donations over concerns that China is buying influence by using rich businessmen to funnel millions of dollars in donations… Read more »

‘Zealous democrats’? Call to redefine political Islam

     

The definition of ‘political Islam’ should be narrowed to recognize that many Islamic political movements share democratic values, according to a report by an influential committee of British MPs. The… Read more »