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In These Polarized Times, Talking About China is Not Easy

University of London Ph.D. candidate Li Hangwei commiserated on Twitter with Stanford University Political Science Professor Yiqing Xu about the perils of talking about China, both on social media and when conducting research. Both scholars noted how they’re stuck in between being pro-CCP “Panda Huggers” or worse a Chinese spy if they ever say anything positive about China. Conversely, if they say anything negative about China then they’re branded a Chinese-hating “Dragon Slayer” who’s collecting information for the CIA.

Li Hangwei comments regularly on China-Africa issues on Twitter. You can follow her at: @Hangwei720

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