Alex Oliver and former Australian senator have written a chapter on Australia's public diplomacy in a new book from Palgrave, Understanding Public Diplomacy in East Asia, edited by leading experts on public diplomacy Jan Melissen and Yul Sohn. Set against the backdrop of tensions in East Asia, this book analyses how East Asia's 'new middle powers' and emerging powers employ public diplomacy as a key element of their foreign policy strategy and in so doing influence regional power dynamics. The volume brings together contributions from an international and influential group of scholars, who are leading debates on public diplomacy within East Asia. Where the study of public diplomacy has so far focused primarily on the West, the essays in this book highlight the distinct strategies of East Asian powers and demonstrate that understanding public diplomacy requires studying its strategies and practices outside as much as within the Western wo..
Job C. Henning, warontherocks.com; original article contains links
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To redirect its relationship with Beijing, the United States should try something fundamentally new and unexpected: launch an effort aimed at encouraging China’s westward interest in the rest of Eurasia.
It could include a three-pronged initiative: The first two would be dramatic departures from current U.S. policy: American participation in China’s Belt and Road Initiative and membership in its multilateral financial institution, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. These would create initial valuable opportunities for U.S.-Chinese investment and development. Such collaboration could then supplemented with a reorganized Trans-Pacific Partnership that includes China and the United States and is enlarged to focus beyond the Pacific Rim to new emerging trade zones in central Eurasia.
The Belt and Road Initiative is focused on an area that is home to over one third of the..
UNITED NATIONS — Formerly derided as the domain of time-wasting and self-obsession, social media has emerged as an unlikely shining light for international relations and social activism. Twitter diplomacy now has world leaders, diplomats and non-governmental organisations harnessing the people power of social media to amplify their own messages and goals. “Today, 84 per cent ofRead more
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Consul, Science and Innovation, Shanghai
Part of Global Science and Innovation Network
14th October 2019 Shanghai, China
The Bear and The Catapult OK, now I’ve got your attention I should point out that the headline refers to Sir Michael Bear, former Lord Mayor of London and senior advisor to the Connected Places Catapult.
Sir Michael was joined by Connected Places Catapult chief executive Nicola Yates OBE, and 5 UK SMEs on a recent mission to China, which was supported by the Science and Innovation Network (SIN).
The theme of the mission was “Connected Places”, which covers “connected” technologies in areas such as transport, infrastructure and sensing. The five companies that took part in the mission all provide innovative products aligned to this theme.”
So what types of technology and companies are involved with Connected Places? Below is a brief synopsis of each company and what they do.
ELAD Network – ELAD Network is a Blockchain based estate agen..