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"Мягкая сила" и публичная дипломатия в теории и внешнеполитической практике Китая

Increasing use of soft power has become a distinctive feature of Chinese foreign policy over the last decade. In the following article the author analyses reasons that stimulated Chinese government to apply this foreign policy concept in everyday political practice, and also gives a detailed description of soft power with Chinese characteristics. The author pays special attention to the instruments that China uses to reveal soft power potential of the country, especially public diplomacy. Obviously there are certain barriers that keep China from immediate success such as lack of informational resources and mistrust of Western society. The positive moment is that Chinese government and scientists realize all the problems and obstacles that China faces today and work on developing of relevant strategy that will help to reach political goals of the country.