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Honors College Thesis
china, soft power, BRI, india, vietnam, russia
In 2013 China announced the start of The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). By building infrastructure in countries across the world, China hopes to strengthen itself economically and reshape the international balance of power. Evidence from other works suggests this strategy may be working. However, this thesis suggests that the BRI is not a fool-proof method of persuading other countries to join China’s sphere. In fact, China may be hindering its use of soft power through actions not wholly related to the BRI.
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Bush, John W., "China's Soft Power in the Context of the Belt and Road Initiative: Three Case Studies" (2021). UVM Honors College Senior Theses. 393.