BBC’s Damian Grammaticas mulls over the emerging two sides of China ‘when it comes to interacting with foreigners here, inside its borders’ - as hostility and admiration coexist.
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A love-hate relationship
by Damian Grammaticas
Source – BBC, published May 23, 2012
As China’s economic, political and military influence rises, one important question is – what sort of power China will be? How will it interact with foreigners and foreign nations?
Will it be benign – as China’s own officials say when they talk of China’s “peaceful rise” – or will it be an assertive, nationalistic, even xenophobic power?
In recent days, we’ve seen two very different Chinas on show when it comes to interacting with foreigners here, inside its borders. Read the rest of this entry »