Beijing’s Public Diplomacy in East Asia and the Pacific
DATE: Tuesday, Feb. 11
TIME: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM EST
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Bldg, Suite 705
William & Mary Washington DC Office
RSVP: Register here.
Over the last two decades, leaders within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have mobilized an impressive array of government agencies, media outlets, and educational institutions at home and abroad as a megaphone to sway popular opinion and influence behavior in line with its interests. Beijing’s moves to consolidate, expand, and professionalize its public diplomacy efforts have been met with enthusiasm in some cases and concern or even vocal resistance in others. Nowhere is this tension felt more strongly than among its closest neighbors: the twenty-five countries of the East Asia and Pacific. Meanwhile, the United States and other foreign powers are acting to address Beijing’s growing ambitions in the region and use of disinformation to expand its influence.
Rhodium research analyst Matthew Mingey will be speaking on an engaging panel discussion with other leading thinkers and practitioners on which public diplomacy tools Beijing uses, with whom, and to what end in 25 countries across East Asia and the Pacific.
This event will be livestreamed, so if you can’t make it in person, visit this link on February 11th to view the livestream during the event.