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PacNet #26 – The Hard Facts on ‘Soft Power’

Whereas the U.S. and the European Union mainly react to international developments and a crisis these days, China’s political leaders are planning on shaping world events in as many areas and continents as possible. Indeed, there is a deadline for almost everything on Beijing’s foreign, economic, and energy-security policy agenda, and the list of long-term plans outlining policies and strategies is growing.