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Today's Zaman: The Limits of Chinese Soft Power

June 10, 2015

Joseph S. Nye, Jr., a former US assistant secretary of defense and chairman of the US National Intelligence Council, is University Professor at Harvard University and a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government.

China has been making major efforts to increase its ability to influence other countries without force or coercion.

In 2007, then-President Hu Jintao told the Communist Party that the country needed to increase its soft power; President Xi Jinping repeated the same message last year. They know that, for a...

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U.S.-China Under Xi Jinping: From Strategic Collision to Common Purpose?

April 14, 2015

Panelists Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Saich, Director of the Ash Center, and the Belfer Center’s Meghan O’Sullivan joined moderator Graham Allison for a panel discussion to reflect on the future of US and China relations. The panelists discussed Rudd's "U.S.-China 21" paper, analyzing the increased leadership power of President Xi Jinping, and the importance of a common strategic narrative to ensure stable, long-term Sino-American relation

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