Accession Number : AD1038741


Title :   The Role of Soft Power in China's Security Strategy: Case Studies on the South China Sea and Taiwan


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States


Personal Author(s) : Kalimuddin, Mikail


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1038741.pdf


Report Date : 09 Jun 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 96


Abstract : The concept of soft power came to prominence in Chinese political and academic discourse in the mid-2000s, and is now arguably a deliberate and integral part of Chinese foreign policy, facilitating China's rise by shaping the external environment. Examples of Chinese soft power include economic diplomacy with the global South, the Beijing Consensus, public diplomacy initiatives like Confucius Institutes, and even tourism. This study expands on the existing body of scholarly literature on Chinese soft power by exploring its integration with China's security strategy. Two cases are examined: (1) Cross-Strait relations, and (2) the territorial disputes in the South China Sea. The study demonstrates that soft power is integrated into China's security strategy, and involves a wide range of sources of power. The study also shows that the interplay between soft and hard power varies significantly depending on the context.


Descriptors :   china , Taiwan , south china sea , international relations , national security , humanitarian assistance , agreements , culture (social sciences) , foreign policy , international law , case studies , national politics , economic development , globalization , investments


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE