China's Soft Power Strategies in South Asia on the Path to Superpower Status and the U.S. Countermeasures: A Comprehensive Analysis

Authors

  • Usman Qais ssistant Professor, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Sialkot. Author
  • Muhammad Daim Fazil Ph.D. in International Relations, University of the Punjab Lahore Author
  • Tahira Mumtaz Lecturer, Political Science, Government College Women University, Sialkot Author

Keywords:

China Soft power strategies, Superpower status, Geopolitics, Economic cooperation

Abstract

China's relentless expansion of influence in South Asia is a focal point of its global strategy as it endeavors to achieve superpower status. This endeavor presents profound implications for regional dynamics and global geopolitics. Simultaneously, the United States is actively formulating and implementing countermeasures to safeguard its interests in the ever-evolving South Asian landscape, making a comprehensive analysis of these developments crucial. This research provides an in-depth exploration of China's soft power strategies in South Asia and the countermeasures employed by the United States to preserve its interests in the region. This study adopts qualitative approach, combining with descriptive approach. Qualitatively, it scrutinizes academic literature, official documents, and statements to discern the conceptual foundations and execution of China's soft power strategies in South Asia. China's soft power strategies in South Asia encompass cultural exchanges, economic partnerships, infrastructure development, and media influence, aiming to enhance its image and promote its political and economic models. In response, the United States is formulating countermeasures, including the "Free and Open Indo-Pacific" strategy and bolstered regional engagement, to mitigate the influence of China in South Asia. The evolving competition between China and the United States in South Asia holds significant implications for regional politics, economic cooperation, and the broader global geopolitical balance. This research contributes to a deeper understanding of the intricate interplay between China's soft power strategies in South Asia and the United States' countermeasures within the context of China's ascent as a superpower. The findings offer valuable insights for policymakers, scholars, and international relations experts, providing guidance for shaping foreign policy in South Asia and fostering regional stability. Furthermore, this study underscores the broader implications of this competition on the global stage and the evolving dynamics of 21st-century geopolitics.

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Published

2023-12-03

How to Cite

China’s Soft Power Strategies in South Asia on the Path to Superpower Status and the U.S. Countermeasures: A Comprehensive Analysis. (2023). Journal of Strategic Policy and Global Affairs, 4(01). https://jspga.com/index.php/jspga/article/view/17

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