This Week in PD is a weekly curated selection of public diplomacy-relevant news from a global cross-section of English-language media outlets, including independent, corporate-owned and state-sponsored sources. Follow us via #TWiPD on Twitter and Facebook.

This Week in PD

This week in PD news, we saw the Chinese Government focus its efforts on cultural diplomacy.

This week's headlines highlighted media such as film, photography, and gaming as a powerful tool to reach international audiences.

The power and relevance of new media in today's hyper-connected, globalized world were at the center of this week's public diplomacy news.

This week's PD discourse focused heavily on soft power.

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This week in Public Diplomacy, digital diplomacy shaped the global dialogue and altered the way nations interact.

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Cross-cultural educational exchanges and foreign aid programs take center stage.

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Leaders from around the world convened in New York, as the United Nations hosted its UN Climate Summit 2014

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Cultural collaborations and public diplomacy initiatives involving music, literature and film are flourishing.