LAC director Florian Schneider discusses online Chinese nationalism in SCMP

In the article, Schneider argues that nationalism is a mixed blessing for the Chinese authorities. State-backed nationalistic propaganda online might backfire diplomatically; trying to guide nationalist sentiment in ways that further the leadership’s interests is a difficult balancing act, he says, and he suspects this is partly the reason why the authorities are currently trying to clamp down on unauthorised, nationalist conspiracy theories.  Click here to read the full article (May 30th)

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Published On: May, 2020