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Role of “Panda Diplomacy” in China’s Foreign Policy
Role of “Panda Diplomacy” in China’s Foreign Policy

Author(s): Justyna Szczudlik
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Developing nations, Geopolitics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: China; diplomacy
Summary/Abstract: China’s “panda diplomacy”—loaning the animals to other countries—has become one of its key instruments to enhance its image. Chairman Xi Jinping eagerly uses the practice to alleviate tensions in bilateral ties and reduce partners’ concerns about his country’s activities. What is more, China utilises this instrument both to signal dissatisfaction with other countries’ policies and to highlight the importance of a given country to Chinese diplomacy, as well as to acquire capital and know-how through joint panda research.

  • Page Count: 2017
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English