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  A bite of Diplomacy refers to the cuisine diplomacy, it belongs to the category of public diplomacy, generally led by the government and social team, to face the world and public, spreading and exchanging culture as the main means to enhance the soft power of the state, and further promoting economic exchanges, keeping and promoting national interests as a fundamental objective of the new form of diplomacy. The world is more and more peaceful, and interdependence among countries is closer and closer, food diplomacy has become the main battlefield to increase Governments’ soft power, spread their culture, and to expand the influence.

  The exchanges of International food are the important means of international diplomacy. The exchange of Catering Culture not only belongs to economical diplomacy but also belongs to cultural diplomacy. The exchanges of Catering Culture complement economical diplomacy, when there were good political and diplomatic relations among countries, diet exchange is even easier and convenient, such exchanges will bring cultural exchanges, increasing value of economic trade, so that diplomatic relations among countries are closer and closer, and many state leaders are good at creating a lot of diplomatic topics with food diplomacy. Diet and cultural exchanges also contribute to the Politics and diplomacy, and through exchange of Catering Culture, tolerance and understanding of state-to-state is increasing, sometimes the plight of political communication can also be alleviated, through cuisine diplomacy to improve the barriers of diplomacy, make diplomacy more relaxed and easier.

In 2012, China Russia and Mongolia International Food Festival
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  The exchange of Catering Culture increases the richness of the food culture around the world. On one hand, it can promote the development of tourism, and each country's people want to experience exotic food culture, so Catering Culture will be as an important consideration on the choice of travel, to experience the exotic food culture in tourism. On the other hand, with the development of transportation and communication, food exchange is wider and wider, and the people in many countries like foreign food, and also to promote the diplomacy of food around the world. Face to people who like foreign food, every country has foreign cuisine restaurant, and the effect of food exchange is huge, for example, in China, because of the wide range of Western-style food, now more and more Chinese people have accepted Western Culture, and begin to spend Valentine's Day and Christmas.

  Food culture has strong inclusiveness which has transcended national boundary, and the Chinese food culture also affects the life of the Western diet. The Western daily diet is an important part of the Western culture, Western diet has actively absorbed some diet varieties from China, at the same time, some Chinese eating utensils are gradually accepted and used by Westerners, enrich and convenient for eating life of westerners. Western culture is also affecting China's food. Regardless of the food color, smell, taste, shape, nutrition must be guaranteed. Therefore, as long as nutrition is adequate, they do not mind paucity of food and taste, Western-style food attached great importance to all kinds of combinations of nutrients, and give full consideration to needs of nutrition and calorie to arrange the dishes or cooking process.

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But now there are some difficulties in the International Cultural Exchange. Eating habits tend to be long-term accumulated, there are many relationships with the environment and the climate of a place, foreign food culture is often not adapted, for example, many young people in China like to eat Western food, dietary is so single that problem of obesity is very serious. In addition, different regional and international religion is not the same, so the eating habits are not the same, and many taboos are appeared, those affected diet and cultural exchanges to a certain extent. And national laws is not the same, the requirements of the diet standard is not the same, and international food safety incidents have often occurred, so the people are always worried about foreign food.

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