Media Urged to Play Role in Strengthening Pak-China Ties

Xinhua | Mar 28, 2015

China's Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong, a number of media persons from both China and Pakistan, strategists, academicians, diplomats and foreign relation experts attended the forum to discuss media potentials to further promoting relations between the two countries.

Sieren's China: Cine-mania comes to China

Deutsche Welle | Mar 28, 2015

For the first time ever, Chinese cinemas have taken more at the box office than American cinemas, - a development that has significant percussions for the international film industry, says DW columnist Frank Sieren.

China's Latest Power Play Comes At the Expense of America

The Week | Mar 28, 2015

Beijing has spent several years trying to persuade Western nations to join its Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which will soon open its doors and begin handing out billions of dollars in development loans to fund roads, ports, water and sanitation systems, and telecom projects across Asia. 

Vietnam Plays Key Role in China-Japan Aid Battle

The Wall Street Journal | Mar 28, 2015

But China’s growing economic role in Vietnam has faced a backlash which intensified after Beijing last year parked an oil rig in waters Hanoi also claims. Since then, China has sought to win over neighbors with pledges of development funds, and bills a new Asian development bank as a consensus-based approach to aid.

Vietnam Legacy Has Lessons for Anti-Americanism Today

The Business Times | Mar 27, 2015

One key legacy of Vietnam was growth of anti-Americanism which undercut US prestige and soft power. This legacy is important for US policy today as the country continues to recover from the unpopularity of the Iraq War.

China, Armenia Pledge Closer Friendship, Cooperation

Xinhua | Mar 27, 2015

Hailing the smooth development of the relationship over the 23 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties, Xi said the two sides should continue supporting each other on their development paths, core interests and efforts for prosperity.

In Democrats’ Eyes, Republicans Are Helping Foster Chinese Power

The Wall Street Journal | Mar 27, 2015

That’s the case some Democrats are making, complaining that GOP lawmakers are eroding U.S. soft-power overseas by refusing to back the key international institutions where the U.S. has long exercised intellectual, political and economic leverage.

Government-Backed Science Conference to Improve 'Israel's Image in the World'

Middle East Monitor | Mar 27, 2015

The Israeli government will host a gathering of young scientists later this year as part of efforts to improve the image of a state internationally associated with occupation and military brutality. An estimated 400 young scientists from around the world will meet in Jerusalem in August.

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