Developing Friendly Relations between China and Other Countries through Cultural Soft Power Interaction

Автор: Sastrohandoyo, Wiryono - подписаться на статьи автора
Журнал: Age of Globalization. Number 4 / 2018 - подписаться на статьи журнала

In East Asia a new kind of ‘big country – small country’ relationship is taking shape nowadays. There are two great countries involved in this process: rising China and the long-established power – the United States. These two countries need to find a way to arrange each other's aspirations and manage the current tensions; otherwise, the existing relative peace in the region could be disrupted. If a conflict does break out, there has to be a robust diplomatic effort on the part of both sides to manage if not to resolve the conflict or else it could lead to a conflagration in which the smaller nations of the region would be engulfed. Since in recent times there has been an escalation of unfriendly rhetoric on both sides, it is reasonable to conclude that the Asia-Pacific re-gion is in a state of peril. Thus, the situation today calls upon all the regional countries to work together through a dialogue and diplomacy in order to devise a roadmap to a regional arrangement that can guarantee long-term regional peace and stability.