Implantation of public opinions and the rise of information politics

Zhang Jianjing · 35 ·

As information technology increases its influence, the implantation and generation of public opinions into social and political process as well as the application of power, characterized by communication, circulation and exploration, are creating a new information political landscape.

Plentiful room for actions in China’s public diplomacy through international aid in education

Kuang Yanxiang, Chen Jing • 44 •

Outward educational aid is an important way for people-to-people exchange.  It not only helps to ameliorate the education condition of the aid recipient country, but also serves as an important way to enhance international influence and soft power of the aid giving country. Moreover, it is an important way to promote connecting people. Under the frameworks of the Belt and Road Initiative and a community of a shared future, connecting people has been escalated by China  to a strategic level and outward educational aid is important to break the barrier between hearts and diminish distance between people. In the new circumstance, how to improve the practicality and effectiveness of China’s outward educational aid and maximize the effects of international educational aid promoting China’s soft power, has already become a crucial issue.

Protocol matters can be effective public diplomacy---protocol in China’s diplomacy since the 18th National Congress of CPC

Wang Min • 51 •

At the Central Conference on Work Relating to Foreign Affairs in 2014, President Xi Jinping proposed, “China’s international work should have distinctive Chinese characteristics, Chinese styles, and Chinese manner by enriching and developing international work concepts on the basis of a summary of practical experience.” The most direct window and illustration of style, characteristics, and manner of China’s big country diplomacy is protocol in diplomacy, for people usually care and think about diplomacy through the protocol arrangements of important diplomatic events.

Chinese protocol work after the 18th CPC National Congress has served as an important form of public diplomacy and also an embodiment of China’s big country diplomacy.

Japan-Kyrgyzstan relations seen from the angle of public diplomacy theory

Liao Chengmei • 57 •

After Japan and Kyrgyzstan established foreign relations, public diplomacy became a major way for Japan to exert soft power diplomacy on Kyrgyzstan. Japan principally practices public diplomacy in Kyrgyzstan through assistance planning programs developed by Japanese embassies and the Japanese government in coordination with institutions like Japan international cooperation bureau and human resources development center. In developing foreign relations with Kyrgyzstan, Japan as per public diplomacy country brand mode made every effort to improve Japan’s national image in Kyrgyzstan and to strengthen its influence on Kyrgyzstan on political and economic matters mainly through three aspects: export, culture, and people.

Global media have a keen interest in the 19th CPC National Congress

Sha Tao, Liu Liu • 65 •

The 19th CPC National Congress that took place in Beijing from October 18th to 24th drew big attention of global media. This important meeting of the CPC  and the nation’s political life was seen by international public opinions as the window on observing China’s policy development trend in five years or longer. Foreign media adopted a more rational and positive attitude to report the glorious achievements of China under the leadership of the CPC, watching the wonderful blueprints mapped out for China’s future by the CPC and looking forward to the deep and prolonged impact of the 19th CPC National Congress on China’s future development and the international order.

An analysis of the PLA’s international image in public opinions after the launch of the military reform

Zhang Dongjin • 70 •

In the context of a new military reform, which revolved around information technology, an increasing number of signs have indicated that shaping military international public opinions image is an important indicator of military soft power, as well as a crucial part of international communication of an army.

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