China, U.S.: With the Trade War Raging, Beijing Makes a Risky Appeal to Nationalism

May 17, 2019 | 19:57 GMT


With Washington's targeting of Huawei raising tensions to new heights, the U.S.-China trade conflict shows no signs of abating. Now, the Chinese government has hardened its position on trade as it seeks to fan the flames of nationalist sentiment. Previous attempts to harness patriotic fervor have boomeranged on the Chinese state, leading to unwanted social disruptions....

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