Abstract: The topicality of investigation of this issue is determined by the fact that, the international policy of the Peoples Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as PRC) is one of the most important indicators of the situation in the world. It determines not only the political, socio-economic situation in the Asian-Pacific region (ATP) but the world political climate as well. In these latter days, the necessity of formulation of the new theoretical and practical approaches to investigation of the forms and trends of the Chinas Foreign policy becomes more obvious and topical. Today, the soft power policy is one of the most effective and relevant means of implementation of the Foreign policy strategy for any state claiming to be the leader in the system of international relations. The objective of this study consists in revealing the specifics of operation of the Think Tank (hereinafter referred to as TT) as the soft power mechanism. For implementation of the goal set the history of development of the scientific and analytical institutions in the sphere of international relations in China will be studied. In the course of the study, we will provide the classification of the existing Think Tanks and also consider the mechanisms of operation of the soft power policy and specify the main channels of pathways of the analytical center exposure on the Foreign policy of the PRC. The materials of the research may be useful to the specialists studying, the international relations, history and policy of China, research associates and college teachers of humanitarian disciplines. They are also recommended to graduate and postgraduates students of higher school with advanced research training.
Alfiya R. Alikberova and Ramil M. Valeyev, 2015. Think Tanks as the Soft Power Tool in the Foreign Policy of the Peoples Republic of China. The Social Sciences, 10: 1896-1901.