The Danish daily Jyllands-Posten has come in for criticism after it published on January 27 a satirical cartoon by Niels Bo Bojesen, who replaced the stars on the Chinese flag with the coronavirus. Photo: AFP The Danish daily Jyllands-Posten has come in for criticism after it published on January 27 a satirical cartoon by Niels Bo Bojesen, who replaced the stars on the Chinese flag with the coronavirus. Photo: AFP
The Danish daily Jyllands-Posten has come in for criticism after it published on January 27 a satirical cartoon by Niels Bo Bojesen, who replaced the stars on the Chinese flag with the coronavirus. Photo: AFP
Hans-Georg Moeller
Opinion

Opinion

Hans-Georg Moeller

Biased Western reporting on the coronavirus may have a nasty side effect: a new wave of Chinese nationalism

  • Some Western media outlets have invoked the ‘yellow peril’ in their coverage of a ‘Made in China’ virus. Intentionally or not, such an approach is inciting xenophobia in the West and fuelling a nationalistic backlash in China

The Danish daily Jyllands-Posten has come in for criticism after it published on January 27 a satirical cartoon by Niels Bo Bojesen, who replaced the stars on the Chinese flag with the coronavirus. Photo: AFP The Danish daily Jyllands-Posten has come in for criticism after it published on January 27 a satirical cartoon by Niels Bo Bojesen, who replaced the stars on the Chinese flag with the coronavirus. Photo: AFP
The Danish daily Jyllands-Posten has come in for criticism after it published on January 27 a satirical cartoon by Niels Bo Bojesen, who replaced the stars on the Chinese flag with the coronavirus. Photo: AFP
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