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China’s Soft Power in Mekong: A Documentary Perspective. Case Study by “Nourished by the Same River”


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One of the most dramatic changes in the international arena in the post cold war era counted for China’s rising and attractive growth, which led the community described it as a “cause célèbre” and also witnessed the most strategic regional transformation in the history of humanity within only three decades since its opening to the world. China has dramatically increased its global presence, which requested China to take further steps to wield soft power more responsibly. In this paper, I will seek to explain the China’s Mekong River diplomacy and how the evolution of China’s foreign policy towards the Mekong river sub-region since 2008 from a media perspective.








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