Tell Our Own Stories and Enrich the National Image
Zhao Qizheng · 1 ·
How can an ordinary Chinese do better in contributing to national reputation through public diplomacy? All they need to do is to tell stories of their own and of others’ around them in an appropriate way. These stories are from the daily life, real, rich, natural, vivid, lively and easy to understand, but they are not so rhetoric. They can move people deeply and improve the image of China and Chinese people successfully.
Proposals on Improving Shanghai’s International Exchange Influence and Promoting the Building of Modern World Metropolis
Shanghai Municipal People's Political Consultative Conference Committee of International Friendship · 4 ·
Shanghai is an important opening-up city in China. In the long term, compared with other cities, Shanghai enjoys a strong advantage in international exchange influence. However, after entering the new century, this comparable advantage is shrinking. On the other hand, stronger international exchange ability is required in the new historical period. Therefore, Shanghai is facing double challenges. It should consider how to increase its international exchange influence in order to promote the development of this modern metropolitan city. This report, based on the key work schedule of Shanghai Municipal People's Political Consultative Conference in 2013, is the research and analysis by more than 20 members from the Committee of In ternational Friendship and experts from universities, which focuses on how to further improve Shanghai's international exchange influence and to promote the developmentof this modern world metropolis.
Public Diplomacy and Cultural Soft Power
The Problems and Ideas of China's Cultural Diplomacy
Zhao Kejin · 19 ·
As a cultural power, China has a unique resource advantage in cultural diplomacy. Cultural diplomacy refers to culture communication by foreign exchanges. Although some progress has been made in cultural diplomacy since the founding of new China, many problems still exist in practical work, and we should do more to transform cultural resources into diplomatic advantage. How to analyze the problems and their root causes, so as to explore ways to solve the problems has been an important task in cultural diplomacy.
Need to Borrow Strength to Improve China's International Discourse Power
Zhang Shengjun · 26 ·
International discourse power is essentially a kind of power, which conforms to the universal law of generation and development. As China gradually adapts itself to the international system, rules and order dominated by the United States and other western countries, and takes a comprehensive and in-depth participation in the international affairs, China's international discourse power will be improved greatly to commensurate with its strength and status. This paper argues that, with a lower cost and less risk, the "innovative way" for China's voice to be heard internationally is to borrow strength from the international mainstream value in a tactical way.