A look at nationalist anger in China

This article explores various outbursts of nationalistic rage seen in Mainland China over the last decade and as recently as this year: “Xenophobia and nationalism have long roots in China […] ‘Western criticisms of China generate feelings of anger and insecurity precisely because so many Chinese desire Western recognition and respect,’ said Gries, director of the University of Oklahoma’s Institute for U.S.-China Issues. […] ‘Tightening of the Open Door policy has always been just a matter of time,’ the consultant said.

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