China's ranking in the global soft power index 2018, by category

This statistic illustrates China's ranking among 30 countries in the global soft power index list in 2018, broken down by category. According to the Soft Power 30 study results, China's greatest soft power assets are in culture and global engagement. In 2018, China ranked number nine among 30 countries worldwide in cultural category and number 30 in digital and government spheres.

China's ranking among 30 countries in the global soft power index in 2018, by category

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Release date

July 2018



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Supplementary notes

The Soft Power 30 study is conducted annually since 2015. It assesses the soft power resources of 30 countries combining objective and subjective data.
Objective data is structured into six categories: government; culture; global engagement; education; digital; and enterprise.
Subjective data is based on a public opinion polling in 20-25 countries across the world's major regions..
The surveys consisted of a series of questions rated on a scale form 0 to 10 and covered the following factors: favorability towards foreign countries; perceptions of foreign cuisine; perceptions on how welcoming foreign countries are to tourists; perceptions on foreign technology products and luxury goods; trust in foreign countries' approach to global affairs and their contributions to global culture; desire to visit foreign countries etc.

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