December 01, 2022
How Nationalism and Xenophobia Drive China’s ‘Zero COVID’ Policy
By Lai-Ha Chan and Pak K. Lee
Will a post-COVID China still be committed to a policy of opening to the world?
October 25, 2022
The Hidden Audience of China’s Undiplomatic Diplomacy
By Ethan McAndrews
Incidents like the recent beating of a protester in Manchester are reflective of China's new diplomatic direction under Xi Jinping.
August 19, 2022
How Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan Drove Chinese Public Opinion Toward Reunification by Force
By Leo Chu
Since Pelosi’s visit, the future of the cross-strait issue has surged toward military conflict, as the Chinese public started to dismiss the possibility of peaceful reunification.
July 13, 2022
How Did Abe Shinzo Become an Unlikely Subject of Collective Grief in China?
By Ni Tao
The late Japanese prime minister was not popular in China, but some have used his death to emphasize their frustration at being unable to speak freely.
June 19, 2022
The Complex Nationalism of China’s Gen-Z
By Brian Wong
China’s youngest generation is often associated with hyper-nationalism. That oversimplifies their complex, individualized relationships with their country.
March 19, 2022
The Unintended Consequences of China’s Stance on Ukraine
By Yimei Liu
China’s censored social media environment makes it difficult to judge public opinion. But the pro-Russia narrative that has emerged is having a real impact on ordinary people.
February 17, 2022
Chinese Olympians Balance Politics and Sport
By Patrick Beyrer
Chinese athletes must navigate not only their chosen sports but also CCP redlines, online nationalism, and corporate demands.
October 16, 2021
Beijing’s Balancing Act on China-US Relations
By Brian Wong
Chinese leaders must balance the current push for strategic de-escalation with the hyper-nationalism at play among average Chinese.
September 05, 2021
China’s Nationalist Cancel Culture
By Bingqing Yang
In China, celebrities can be blacklisted in the span of days – or even hours – for perceived offenses against national dignity.
August 17, 2021
China’s Digital Nationalism and Activism
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Florian Schneider
June 14, 2021
Dragon Boat Festival and Chinese Nation-Building in Xinjiang
By Timothy Grose
Forced observances of Han holidays are part of the CCP campaign to remake ethno-national loyalties among Turkic groups in Xinjiang.
March 30, 2021
As the Government Pulls Back, China’s Boycott Against International Brands Loses Steam
By Jo Kim
While China’s efforts to name and shame foreign brands sometimes work, more often than not, brands and businesses simply have to wait out the nationalist outcry.