Soft power

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "Hearing: China’s Global Quest for Resources and Implications for the United States," January 26, 2012

January 26, 2012

This hearing was conducted by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on January 26, 2012. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by the U.S. Congress in 2000 to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.

PRC State Council, China’s Peaceful Development, September 6, 2011

September 6, 2011

This is an official government “white paper,” issued by the information office of the State Council.

Talking Points, September 5 - September 14, 2011

September 5, 2011

This issue of the USC US-China Institute newsletter discusses U.S. government assistance to China. Support includes grants to fund work in health, trade development, and fostering the rule of law. As always, Talking Points includes a comprehensive calendar of China-related events across North America.

Senate Minority Report, Another US Deficit -- China and America -- Public Diplomacy in the Age of the Internet, February 15, 2011

February 15, 2011

A report prepared by the staff of the Republican minority on the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Senator Richard Lugar, ranking minority member, released the report.

Congressional Research Service, "U.S.-China Military Contacts: Issues for Congress," July 6, 2010

July 6, 2010

This CRS report was written by Shirley A. Kan, specialist in Asian security affairs.

Congressional Research Service, “China’s Foreign Aid Activities in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia,” February 25, 2009

February 25, 2009

This Congressional Research Service report was prepared by Thomas Lum, Hannah Fischer, Julissa Gomez-Granger, and Anne Leland. It draws on work at New York University.

Congressional Research Service, "Comparing Global Influence: China’s and U.S. Diplomacy, Foreign Aid, Trade, and Investment in the Developing World," August 15, 2008

August 15, 2008

A report comparing the global influence of the two countries' use of soft power in the international arena.

Thomas Christensen and James Swan, "China in Africa: Implications for U.S. Policy," June 4, 2008

June 4, 2008

For other articles and documents on China-Africa relations, click here.

Congressional Research Service, "China's Foreign Policy and 'Soft Power' in South America, Asia, and Africa," April 15, 2008

April 15, 2008

This report, unlike most by CRS, was published by the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.