Harvard University professor Joseph Nye (Nye) coined the term “soft power” more than two decades ago. Efforts of soft power building have been consolidated by China in recent years. What challenges does China face in building its soft power? And with regard to China’s unique path, can the emerging nation offer a genuine alternative to US model? Global Times (GT) reporter Wu Ningning invited Nye, who is also a former chairman of the US National Intelligence Council and senior Pentagon official, to discuss these issues.

GT: You once said China has had a limited return on its investment in soft power, so what are the limits of strengthening China’s soft power?  … ( … to read more)

 

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