Post-millennial students’ growing nationalism has distorted their perspective, a Chinese academic has argued. Photo: AFP
Post-millennial students’ growing nationalism has distorted their perspective, a Chinese academic has argued. Photo: AFP

China’s Gen Z overconfident and thinks West is ‘evil’, top academic says

  • Students have ‘make-believe mindset, thinking it’s very easy for China to achieve its foreign policy goals’, Yan Xuetong of Tsinghua University tells conference
  • Lecturers should help them recognise diversity and strengthen critical thinking, he says, cautioning against nationalism driven by key opinion leaders

Topic |   US-China relations
Post-millennial students’ growing nationalism has distorted their perspective, a Chinese academic has argued. Photo: AFP
Post-millennial students’ growing nationalism has distorted their perspective, a Chinese academic has argued. Photo: AFP
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