Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Smart Power in U.S.-China Relations

On March 4, 2009, CSIS published a report on using smart power to enhance the relationship between America and China. Among the report’s recommendations was to increase the amount of public diplomacy between the two nations.

“The level and scope of public diplomacy and strategic communications between China and the United States is dangerously insufficient given the importance of the relationship,” said CSIS. “History has shown that, conducted unskillfully, public diplomacy can easily be dismissed as propaganda; done skillfully, it can significantly enhance U.S.-China relations.”

I was involved in the public diplomacy between China and America, particularly in regards to the exchange rate between the dollar and the yuan. You can see some of my writings on this subject in the files I have posted online (look at both INDB and the China Word documents).

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