Tag: China

Sea of Delusions – Why China Will Win its Maritime Disputes

China has been doing well in its strategy of ‘creeping assertiveness’ and is paying essentially no costs for its claims. At no stage have its territorial claims provoked a single response that Beijing should be concerned about…

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China’s influence on Hollywood

An interesting trend in filmmaking in the last few decades has been Hollywood’s courting of the Chinese market. This has lead to some interesting changes in what films are getting made, where they’re set, and what they’re saying. Regular Alochonaa contributor Peter Ramage explains…

China’s Growing Influence: The Role of its Soft Power

Global public opinion surveys continue to show that China is perceived fairly favorably by large swathes of the world’s populace, from the Asia-Pacific to Africa and Europe. China has garnered cooperation from a diverse group of states in areas such as trade, tourism, education and infrastructure development, and Chinese statesmen are sure to be given a warm welcome in almost any foreign capital. These developments are both causes and effects of Chinese soft power.