China | Chinese civilians support their government’s claims in the South China Sea—some even more aggressively than the government would like
by June Cheng
Posted 7/22/16, 01:00 am
A meme spread across Chinese social media on July 12 after a U.N. tribunal rejected Chinese claims to the South China Sea: An illustration of China in the pattern of its red flag with a U-shaped dashed line protruding underneath it to delineate its territory. “China: We can’t lose even one dot” it read in stylized brushstrokes, rallying the nationalistic fervor of the Chinese people.