The reasons for its extraordinary reaction are more nuanced than simple government orchestration. But while national outrage has reached fever pitch, this narrow-minded nationalism does not bode well for China’s image overseas.
An exposé that revealed Deutsche Bank showered Chinese leaders with gifts, including a US$15,000 crystal horse, highlights the need for transparency in the business activities of Chinese leaders and their families
Efforts to combat the national crisis over China’s staple food have been too little, too late. It now threatens to sour the mood for national celebrations, from the Mid-Autumn Festival to Lunar New Year.
To Chinese observers, the US president’s rapid flip-flops on Xi Jinping and the imposition of tariffs are giving off hints of desperation – and China can afford to hunker down for a drawn-out negotiating process