Opinion: To counter Chinese rhetoric about being a victim of the West, America needs a ‘historically grounded’ narrative highlighting the 5 major ways the U.S. helped China’s cosmopolitan development
"A historically grounded narrative is needed to counter China’s charges, which have real implications for American and other national policies," writes Shirley Kan. "The PRC plays the 'victim' card to its advantage, seeking to compel compliance by putting others on the defensive, to undercut American leadership, to deflect blame, to incite others to regurgitate its case, to indoctrinate internal opinion to support the regime, to stoke 'nationalism' for leverage, and to arm psychological warfare that positions Beijing as 'just.'"
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