China has a self-image that is filled with contradictions. (Wang 1999, 21) Such contradictions are particularly reflected in the evolving perceptions of “the other,” that is, countries against which Chinese measure themselves. The rise of the Internet has provided new space for discussion of other nations, among them India in particular. This chapter sheds light on this changing discourse through a survey of postings about India on two prominent websites in China. The views are varied. But few Chinese netizens appear to believe any longer that China is an unalloyed success and India a plain failure.
KeywordsForeign Direct Investment Economic Reform Chinese Communist Party Land Reform Roundtable Discussion
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