A Space Oddity? The Use of the Chinese Space Programme in Public Diplomacy Strategies

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A Space Oddity? The Use of the Chinese Space Programme in Public Diplomacy Strategies

Type: Master thesis
Title: A Space Oddity? The Use of the Chinese Space Programme in Public Diplomacy Strategies
Author: Kuipers, LysanKuipers, Lysan
Issue Date: 2018-01-31
Keywords: china
space
space programme
public diplomacy
international relations
security
power
Abstract: In this thesis I have investigated the use of the Chinese space programme in public diplomacy strategies. There is a gap between the image the Chinese government tries to project and China's behaviour on the world stage. While the intended image is that of a peace-loving nation that uses its space programme for scientific purposes that will benefit mankind, on a security level China uses its space programme for military applications and power projection. I have investigated this divergence and speculated on the future space power dynamics.
Supervisor: Pieke, F.N.Pieke, F.N.
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Asian Studies (60 EC) (Master)
Specialisation: East Asian Studies
ECTS Credits: 15
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/57268
 

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