US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019. File photo: AP US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019. File photo: AP
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019. File photo: AP
Martin Powers
Opinion

Opinion

Martin Powers

In the US, China-bashing is rooted in myths of Western superiority

  • Across the centuries, Europe propagated anti-Chinese stereotypes as a response to the perceived threats to European might
  • In the US today, dehumanising myths about Chinese continue to drive the cultural belief that China is the enemy

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019. File photo: AP US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019. File photo: AP
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019. File photo: AP
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