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Manuscript of APS PhD Researcher has been accepted for publication in Asian Politics & Policy

August 2021

The manuscript of Mr Md Hossain Farid, PhD Researcher at the Department of Asian and Policy Studies, entitled “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Pros and Cons for China’s Soft Power Projection” has been accepted for publication in Asian Politics & Policy (peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley-Blackwell) for the October 2021 issue. In this study, Farid assesses the effectiveness of China transforming its ‘pandemic health diplomacy’ into soft power. Beijing has launched a high-tempo program of pandemic diplomacy through good deeds, to create a positive image and strengthens China’s soft power in the future. China has taken the lead in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic through these initiatives. From the perspective of soft power theory, Farid clarified two assumptions: the coronavirus soft-power push of China is increased in developing regions heavily indebted to Beijing and where China has huge investment but shows a declining trend in Western European countries and the United States.