In this episode, Dr. Justyna Szczudlik joins us to discuss China’s attempts to increase engagement with five Balkan states and eleven EU nations through the 16+1 mechanism. Dr. Szczudlik explains China’s motives for establishing the mechanism and how 16+1 relates to the Belt and Road Initiative. She also assesses how different countries in Central and Eastern Europe view China and the China-Poland relationship in particular.
In this episode, Samantha Custer joins us to discuss Chinese public diplomacy and influence operations in the East Asia Pacific region. She sheds light on five key parts of China’s public diplomacy strategy as outlined in AidData’s latest report, Ties That Bind. Ms. Custer also explores the success China has achieved thus far as a result of its public diplomacy efforts and analyzes the implications for East Asia and beyond.
In this episode, Carl Minzner joins us to discuss his book, End of an Era: How China’s Authoritarian Revival is Undermining Its Rise. He analyzes the impact of China’s stagnant one-party political system on its emergence as a world power.
International sports competitions provide countries with opportunities to showcase the best of their nation to the rest of the world. For China, which often struggles to cultivate a positive image of itself, success at these competitions hinges on what happens both inside and outside of the stadium.
To account for the relative performance of larger and smaller nations at the Olympics, ChinaPower has developed a custom metric that determines the expected number of medals a country should earn based upon size. Learn more about our methodology.