Li Kexin, deputy chief of mission at China’s US embassy in Washington, says impressions of China’s might are 20 per cent the result of the country’s “nationalist bubble we’ve created by ourselves”. Photo: Handout

China’s ‘nationalist bubble’ partly to blame for suspicions over global role, envoy to US concedes

  • Li Kexin of China’s US embassy says his country’s pride in advances and promotions by media may have played roles in raising foreign concerns
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Li Kexin, deputy chief of mission at China’s US embassy in Washington, says impressions of China’s might are 20 per cent the result of the country’s “nationalist bubble we’ve created by ourselves”. Photo: Handout
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Owen Churchill

Owen Churchill

Owen joined the Post as US correspondent in 2018 after several years working as a reporter and editor in China. He covers US-China relations, trade, and wider issues concerning China's global presence. A co-founder of the Shanghai-based news outlet Sixth Tone, he is an alumnus of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and Fudan University in Shanghai.