James Farrer: Nationalism Pits Shanghai Against its Global Ambition

From Yale Global Online:

As China’s center for foreign investment and cosmopolitan culture, provides an intriguing case study on the intersection of globalism and nationalism, writes James Farrer. During the recent wave of anti-Japanese protests, demonstrators’ voices alternated between an intensely nationalist rhetoric and a more subdued, moderate internationalism. And as for government reaction to the protests, while the Beijing leadership saw no need to address affected business owners, the city – after failing to intervene – summarily reacted with apologies and offers of compensation.

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