China’s Growing Sharp Power: Western, Asian, and African Perspectives

A group of leading experts on China and American foreign policy recently released “Chinese Influence and American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance,” a report documenting Chinese efforts to influence American society. The report examines China’s efforts to influence American institutions, including state and local governments, universities, think tanks, media, corporations, and the Chinese-American community, and differentiates between legitimate efforts–like public diplomacy–and improper interference, which demands greater awareness and a calibrated response. Contributors to the report, including Larry Diamond and Orville Schell, will compare and discuss the forms and effects of Chinese “sharp power” across Western, Asian, and African countries.