China's New Challenge: How to Win the Soft-Power War

July 24, 2017 Topic: Security Region: Asia Tags: ChinaBeijingSoft PowerCinemaCultural Diplomacy

China's New Challenge: How to Win the Soft-Power War

Can China woo Morocco and the Middle East with romantic comedies and action movies?

Kyle Haddad-Fonda holds a doctorate in Oriental studies from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. His academic research analyzes the history of China’s relations with the Arab world, focusing on the roles of Chinese Muslims and Arab leftists. He is also a frequent commentator on China’s current ties to the Middle East, and his articles have appeared in such publications as Middle East Report, ChinaFile and Foreign Policy.

 

Image: Statues are displayed at the Avenue of Stars where selected Hong Kong film professionals are honoured in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Kin CheungRS.