We Need to Convey the Concept of“He”to the World
Zhao Qizheng • 1 •
The international community’s concerns about China should be tackled head- on, and we need to explain why the Chinese system has its merits, where the country is headed, and why China is not a threat to others. To define the core meaning of contemporary Chinese culture, we need to give a concise, easy-to-understand answer. The best answer is the concept of “He (和)” . It is important that we discover the historical connotations of this word and expound on its current meanings in light of China’s modern history and the process of reform and opening.
Suggestions for Shanghai’s City Public Diplomacy Strategy
Committee for Friendship with Foreign Countries of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Shanghai Committee • 4 •
The Shanghai Public Diplomacy Association and Shanghai Institutes for International Studies have jointly carried out an investigation and put forward some suggestions for Shanghai’s public diplomacy strategy. The strategy covers at least six aspects: definition & basic goal, situation analysis, strategic stages, project planning, strategy suggestion, and system & mechanism.
Special Topic Military Affairs & Public Diplomacy
The Mission of Public Diplomacy for the Chinese Armed Forces
Hu Changming • 11 •
Chinese armed forces and their development are gaining increasing world attention, and misunderstanding as well. In order to play a greater role in safeguarding world peace and regional stability, the Chinese armed forces should build more platforms and make multilateral efforts to present their image to the world.This is the current mission of public diplomacy for the armed forces.
How to Firmly Push Forward China’s Military Public Diplomacy
He Yafei • 14 •
A country’s hard power usually refers to economy and military affairs, while public diplomacy is part of its soft power. Military public diplomacy is a field where hard and soft powers combine with and influence each other. Despite a late start, China has made rapid progress in military public diplomacy. Along with sustained growth in our economic and military strength, we have to earnestly study and energetically develop military public diplomacy, so as to serve our foreign strategy and help realize the great renewal of the Chinese nation, which is the Chinese Dream.