Little Red Podcast

Power Pandemic1 min read

How facemask diplomacy became China’s soft power play

An episode of the Little Red Podcast

China’s Covid diplomacy – dispatching facemasks and respirators overseas – is being hailed as the ultimate soft power play. But is this really soft power? To answer this question, we’re joined by the man who coined the term – Joseph Nye, the former dean of Harvard Kennedy School of Government – as well as Bates Gill, professor in the Department of Security Studies at Macquarie University, and Natasha Kassam, a research fellow in the Diplomacy and Public Opinion Program at the Lowy Institute:

This is an episode of the Little Red Podcast, interviews and chat celebrating China beyond the Beijing beltway, syndicated with permission. Find show notes on their Facebook page.