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The Use of “Soft Power” in Modern Foreign Policy of China

Student: Olga Uzyanova

Supervisor: Maxim Bratersky

Faculty: Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs

Educational Programme: International Relations (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 7

Year of Graduation: 2016

This paper examines "soft power" in China's foreign policy. Today, China is becoming a serious and important player in the international affairs. The topicality lies in the use of China's "soft power" as the key to its leadership in the region and in the world politics. The object of research - China's foreign policy, the subject of study - the use of "soft power" in China's foreign policy. Objective: To determine the result of the use of "soft power" in China's foreign policy. Work Tasks: Identify sources and instruments of "soft power" in China's foreign policy; To determine the effects of the use of "soft power" in China's foreign policy; To analyze the overall picture of China's foreign policy and to determine the place of "soft power"; To explore China activities in the international arena. As a result of this work, I came to the following conclusion: China is being compared to the West, not only in terms of economy and military power, but also in terms of "soft power", and thus China will continue implementing its ideas and "soft power" to develop the adoption of Chinese ideas and values ​​in the West. This will significantly help China to secure its leading position in Asia and become a world leader in the future.

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