Non-governmental think tanks have much to do in upgrading“China Self-confidence”to“International Credibility”.
Han Fangming • 1 •
Through what is called the “revolving door” in the building of non-governmental think tanks, and the exploration and reform of think tanks through “Four Confidences”, Chinese think tanks will be in a better condition and have more talents to participate in international communications and competitions. There they can continually exhibit the country’s “soft power” while gradually obtaining leading positions in the global opinion market. Therefore, from “China Self-confidence” to “International Credibility,” China’s non-governmental think tanks will come right on time and will have much to do.
Achievements of public diplomacy since the 18th CPC National Congress
Achievements of public diplomacy since the 18th CPC National Congress illustrated by cultural communication of foreign affairs etiquette
Zhang Guobin • 4 •
On November 8, 2012, when addressing the 18th CPC National Congress, Hu Jintao put forward, for the first time, the requirement that we should steadily advance public diplomacy and cultural exchanges, indicating that public diplomacy in China has been elevated to a national strategy. Since the 18th CPC National Congress, President Xi jinping has applied Chinese wisdom to open global public classes regarding Chinese culture around the world, which has been advancing China’s public diplomacy and the building up of rights of discourse in the international community. The “Belt and Road” Initiative has created favorable conditions and opportunities for the full development of China’s public diplomacy. Since then, development of China’s public diplomacy that had already made steady headway has been put on a fast track for more comprehensive, faster and sounder development. Foreign affairs etiquette, which is part of cultural and people-to-people exchanges, has contributed positively to the sound development of foreign diplomacy. As reflected in the scale and trend of cultural communication of foreign affairs etiquette since the 18th CPC National Congress, public diplomacy has developed as never before in both scale and levels.
Innovation and development of China’s public diplomacy
Zhao Kejin • 9 •
Since the 18th CPC National Congress, the leadership of the CPC Central Committee , has carefully coordinated China’s domestic and international efforts, worked out the overall plan of development and security issues, and engaged in public diplomacy in an active way. Combining conventional public diplomacy led by the government and unconventional public diplomacy led by non-governmental organizations, the leadership of the CPC Central Committee has proactively shaped and guided the “China view” held by the international community, safeguarded China’s overseas legal rights, expanded understanding of China and foreign countries, and sought further policy clarity. Public diplomacy has blazed a path for major-country public diplomacy with Chinese characteristics, with its position and role in China’s foreign policy reaching unprecedented heights.