Aggrieved nationalism - China's double-edged weapon

The US, Japan and South Korea have all felt the sharp end of Chinese nationalist fury. But once unleashed, jingoism can be hard to control

A big screen at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on July 1 showing President Xi Jinping at the celebration of the Communist Party of China’s 100th anniversary, where he did much to stir nationalistic pride in his speech. PHOTO: REUTERS

China's nationalism has been on full display in the past few months, doing little to improve the great power's image internationally.

The specific issues and targets may vary but the overall tone is one of a bristling belligerence.

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