Charles Freeman, China Chair at Centre for International Strategic Studies on China’s take on the rest of the world.
“There is a sizeable part of the Chinese bureaucracy that does care about international public opinion. But part of the Internet and of the government have caught a serious case of hubris. It is reminiscent of U.S. public opinion after the Berlin Wall fell. It was, ‘Why should we listen? We are the big dog. Everyone else better get in line.’ It’s a little bit of, ‘Now is our time.'”