The Changing Chinese Perception of American Policies in the Post Covid-19 Pandemic Era


Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, although the relationship between China and the United States has been eased from time to time, in general, there was a tendency of increasing conflict and competition. Especially with the accelerated rise of China’s power in recent years, while the economic relationship between these two countries is getting closer, the competition behind it are also increasingly intensified. From the "Rebalancing of Asia and the Pacific" initiated by the Obama government to the "Trade War” initiated by Trump administration, America's hostility and containment towards China have become increasingly apparent. Moreover, since the Covid-19 outbreak, China and the United States have been locked in a dispute over the origin of the virus. In the post-epidemic era, the publicity war between China and the United States will intensify. It is worth noting that China's attitude toward the U.S. has also gotten tougher as its national strength has increased. In the post Covid-19 era, the Chinese government's diplomatic stance towards the United States will be much tougher. The Covid-19 Pandemic, to some extent, further increased the tension between China and the U.S. Under this context, it is worthy of investigating the Chinese perception of U.S. China policies. This paper aims to explore how Chinese people perceive American foreign policies on China. By collecting qualitative data from documentary analysis, observation and semi-structured interview, mainstream perceptions from Chinese will be identified.

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Xuanyi Li, BNU-HKBU United International College, China

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Conference: MediAsia2020
Stream: Mass Communication

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