Chinese Nationalism

Global Times duped by artistic photo of futuristic armed Japanese helicopter

A computer rendition of the Fuujin Attack Helicopter by Ridwan Chandra. Photo: Ridwan Chandra via DeviantART

The Global Times, one of China's most influential newspapers, has yet to retract an embarrassing photo gallery on its website of what it says is a futuristic Japanese military helicopter.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Letters to the Editor, January 14, 2013

Recycled water can be used for plants. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Beauty of New Territories being ruined

I couldn't agree more with Guy Shirra's points ("Scrap unfair small-house policy now", January 9).

I am so disillusioned with this policy and with Hong Kong in general.

14 Jan 2013 - 3:31am 9 comments

Wang Yang is no reformist leader

Wang Yang is no reformist leader

Wang Yang has never been far from the limelight during his five years as Guangdong party chief, so cue the headlines when he stepped down last month for another posting. Reviewing his own performance in the south, Wang said he "had not been lazy or deceptive, or tried to avoid facing up to problems".

1 Jan 2013 - 4:03am

People's Daily calls for the arrest of radical leftist 'traitor beater' [UPDATED]

Han Deqiang (L) and his 80-something-year-old verbal opponent

The Communist Party's People's Daily newspaper responds to public fears of China's far left.

4 Oct 2012 - 12:55pm

China's nationalist left is getting really agitated by criticism of protest violence

China's nationalist left is getting really agitated by criticism of protest violence

Cultural Revolution discourse is back, on Sina Weibo

21 Sep 2012 - 9:20am 1 comment

New world of cybernationalism starting to flex its muscles

Whether officials like it or not, internet opinions are becoming an ever more important force in influencing everyday mainland politics. Official media's reports are more often than not based on information first leaked and passed around in cyberspace, and then followed by waves of opinion from bloggers.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Cyber patriots

The rise of Chinese nationalism on the internet is drawing attention from commentators. Such often aggressive views are being cited as evidence to support the 'China threat' theory, and some Western observers worry that the venting in cyberspace is spreading to the streets. But is this the case?

12 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Defending China 'out of pride, not raw nationalism'

When the Olympic flame has its Canberra leg today, Justin Zhang will be there, waving China's national flag with 10,000 fellow ethnic Chinese to show his support for the Beijing Olympic Games.

24 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Who's behind anti-Japan tide - party or people?

Nationalism is on the rise in China, but scholars disagree on the cause

Rising nationalism in China and Japan is driving a wedge between the two Asian giants, despite their growing interdependence. But there are many factors at play in this love-hate relationship and it would be simplistic to lay the blame on nationalistic sentiments alone.

11 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Yasukuni visits create needless tensions

Japan is eager to play an increasingly prominent international role, but it cannot be given such stature while its prime minister ignores the diplomacy such a position requires.

16 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

A female Christ called Deng

Eastern Lightning, sometimes called the Church of Almighty God, is a fast-growing cult that is believed to have attracted up to a million followers in rural areas across the mainland.

20 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

A personal take on colonial racism

A Seventh Child and the Law by prominent Hong Kong lawyer Patrick Yu Shuk-siu (Hong Kong University Press, $200) follows the fortunes of the author - seventh child of a seventh child - through schooling to his becoming the first Chinese crown counsel in 1951, and abruptly resigning in 1952 because of colonial discrimination.

27 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Onus on leaders to set an example

Modern dictionaries agree that patriotism means love for your country and loyalty towards it. It includes your willingness to defend your country.

10 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

The neighbours are jittery

CHINA has had much to say of late on the notion of sovereignty. Responding to international criticism on a variety of issues - China's behaviour in Tibet, its human rights record in general, and its handling of negotiations on Hongkong - Beijing has accused foreigners of seeking to undermine China's sovereignty and interfere in its internal affairs.

18 Jul 1993 - 12:00am