people's republic of china
Zhou Enlai was foreign minister of the People’s Republic of China from 1949 until 1958 and its first premier. He defined diplomacy as a continuation of warfare by other means. In the contemporary world, that definition includes an understanding of the concepts of hard and soft power. Joseph Nye developed the idea of soft power as the ability to attract and persuade rather than applying economic, military and political hard power.
This paper examines China’s public diplomacy components and content in general, discussing some of the main vectors of China’s public diplomacy, cultural, and political influence by the way of “soft power”.