The foreign influence campaign is part and parcel of China’s larger campaign for global power, which includes military expansion, foreign direct investment, resource hoarding, and influencing international rules and norms. But this part of China’s game plan is the most opaque and least understood. Beijing’s strategy is first to cut off critical discussion of China’s government, then to co-opt American influencers in order to promote China’s narrative.
Read about the Trump administration's handling of the BBG/VOA, Russian disinformation, and our newest CPD research fellows in this month's roundup.
New forms of international relations, where knowledge diplomacy is a significant soft power tool, are being shaped.
In Part II of a two-part series, Dan Robinson looks at recent events involving the Broadcasting Board of Governors' oversight of Voice of America.
This project will aim to increase understanding of the various dimensions of China’s unprecedented public diplomacy in Pakistan, which has gained new momentum since the commencement of Beijing’s US $62 billion investment in Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.