The turn of the century saw new trends in China’s foreign affair policies springing up. Rebuilding its humanitarian cause, promoting economic diplomacy, cultivating cultural and citizen diplomacy, China seemed to run its soft power programme in Africa on the fullest and most comprehensive scale, yet it still takes the engagement of Chinese society to eventually exercise the “soft power”. In the process of engaging public, media play a central role, which is what this paper examines. It begins by summarizing various aspects of China's involvement in Africa in relation to value sharing and co-identity building, followed by a textual analysis of how Chinese media ignite the imagination of Africa for their audience. The paper concludes that media seem to be the pivotal connection between the Chinese public and Africa. More than obvious governmental directives are behind the media’s initial interest in African issues, while the media narratives are driven by different forces and meant to meet various needs and demands.
Fishers, Monks and Cadres: Navigating State, Religion and the South China Sea in Central Vietnam, co-published by NIAS Press and the University of Hawai'i Press (Paperback February 2021)
Fighting Wildlife Trafficking: An Overview of the EU’s Implementation of Its Action Plan Against Wildlife Trafficking
Sophie Lemaître; Nathalie Hervé-Fournereau
Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy
Literature Review: Democracy and Human Rights in contemporary Latin America (2015-2020) Trends, challenges, and prospects
Vegard Bye, Dr.philos, CMI Affiliated Researcher, Senior Partner Scanteam Peder Østebø, M.A., Graduate Research Fellow, NUPI