Debates about “cleaning the „foreign garbage‟” in China – Where has the people-to-people friendship gone?

Daouda Cissé


The lack of official response to the recent rant of a news anchor man of Chinese
television, calling on Chinese to ―clean the ‗foreign garbage‘‖, is disconcerting. CCS
research fellow Dr Daouda Cissé reports back from Eastern China, where he is
currently spending time for fieldwork. He is back in China for the first time in a year,
after having lived there for five years previously. Considering the sharp rise of China‘s
prominence, it is not surprising that a lot of things have changed economically with
new buildings and infrastructure everywhere. However, economic change does not
mean political opening. While the ‗Middle Kingdom‘ is increasingly engaging with the
world, this does not mean that ‗official China‘ welcomes foreigners with open arms, as
Dr Cissé reports.

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