For this edition of the Expert Series, Paul welcomed Isaac Stone Fish for a discussion on Chinese Soft power. Isaac is a journalist and a senior fellow at the Asia Society's Center on US-China Relations in New York; he is also a contributor to CBSN, an international affairs analyst for PRI's The World and a visiting fellow at the German Marshall Fund.
Soft power in a Chinese context was first discussed by former president Hu Jintao, and is concerned with the development of a positive Chinese narrative around the globe. Isaac discusses how and where China uses Soft power to shape its image. Paul and Isaac delve into everything from using lobby groups in the US-China trade dispute to why Xi Jinping is so afraid of Winnie the Pooh.