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Inside Job: Beijing's New Allies in Its War on Tibet

Lhadon Tethong | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Lhadon Tethong

The controversy that played out at the University of Sydney last month is nothing new. For years, the Chinese government has protested any institution that dared to provide a platform for the Tibetan cause, whether it's a talk by the Dalai Lama, a film screening or a photo exhibit.

China's Embrace of Cultural Diplomacy

Philip Seib | Posted 07.31.2012 | World
Philip Seib

Other countries that deal with this superpower need to understand the value the Chinese place on their language, traditions, and other cultural elements of their national life.

Cultural Diplomacy and Cultural Autonomy

Philip Seib | Posted 05.21.2012 | World
Philip Seib

For foreign policy strategists, cultural diplomacy has great value as a trust-builder, providing groundwork on which broader, non-arts initiatives can be constructed.

Lugar Report Offers Needed Appraisal of Chinese Public Diplomacy

Philip Seib | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Philip Seib

On numerous levels, the United States continues to fall farther behind China. Within Congress, the most thoughtful and persistent champion of public diplomacy is Senator Richard Lugar.

Public Diplomacy: "Out" for the U.S., "In" Overseas?

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

China and India's public diplomacy activities have grown extensively in our new century, even as the United States is seemingly abandoning the foreign policy tool.

Midwestern Colleges Establish 'Confucius Institutes,' Work To Strengthen Chinese Ties

BusinessWeek | DALE WETZEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Dickinson State University and North Dakota State University have been granted permission to establish "Confucius Institutes" on their campuses to enc...

A Surfeit of America: Engaging the World in a Time of Excess

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nancy Snow

If the US can do more to engage the world's women and youth through literacy and education programs, then they will become empowered enough to challenge authoritarian and extremist rule.