SOFT POWER CONTEXT OF CHINESE INVESTMENTS TO THE EUROPEAN UNION: CHALLENGES VS. OPPORTUNITIES

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Daniela Cvetanovska

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This paper presents a constructivist take on soft power, by analyzing the contextual factors which influence Chinese investments (COFDI) to the EU as a relevant soft power resource. The contextual analysis shows which constraining and stimulating (internal and external) factors condition COFDI in leveraging soft power for China. Additionally, the article provides solutions for soft power optimization, since soft power resources aim to entice and foster cooperative relations toward a ‘win-win’ behavior. The issues presented here have profound implications for future studies on soft power and the political economy of Chinese investments in the EU.

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Cvetanovska , D. . (2020). SOFT POWER CONTEXT OF CHINESE INVESTMENTS TO THE EUROPEAN UNION: CHALLENGES VS. OPPORTUNITIES. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, 6(2), 89-100. https://doi.org/10.47305/JLIA2020089c
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Daniela Cvetanovska , Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Daniela Cvetanovska is currently a 3rd year PhD candidate at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) with a research focus on soft power perspectives for China and Chinese investments to developed countries. She did a mobility research semester for the purpose of thesis writing at the Institute for Political Science, University of Vienna and participated in a number of conferences. Moreover, she received the scholarship “Gabriela Konevska-Trajkovska” from the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia for funding her Master degree in European studies at University Aix-Marseille (France). Her Bachelor's degree is in interpretation studies for English and French language at the Faculty of Philology “Blaze Koneski”(North Macedonia). Additionally, she speaks Spanish and German language.

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