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China’s ‘little pinks’ use the internet to fight for nationalism and are seen by some as the modern-day Red Guards of Xi Jinping

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
nline outbursts of patriotic scorn against targets deemed to have insulted China's national pride are becoming more frequent and more strident, worrying those who see echoes of the Cultural Revolution in the current leadership.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.