Tag: Politics

PATRIOTISM WITH CHINESE CHARACTERISTICS: Will Young China Be Able To Unshackle Her Thoughts From CCP??

When concerns were raised about forced labor in Xinjiang by Nike (and many other foreign brands), the internet was suddenly taken into a frenzy by celebrities calling off endorsements and netizens uploading logs of people destroying products of these brands..And while the rest of the world expected the rage to be brought under control by the government, Hua Chunying, China’s Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson, brought to light an issue that raised many more questions. She rationalized the aggressive and violent behavior of Chinese people against these foreign brands by calling it “patriotism” and “natural and normal”. But is it – “patriotism” ? Lets read –