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China's fragile economy has dictated that President Xi Jinping find a counter to the effectiveness of wolf-warrior propaganda. His solution? An open internet debate on the Taiwan issue. (Nikkei montage/Kyodo, Getty Images, Reuters)
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Analysis: China's messaging machine tamps down Taiwan war hype

Wolf-warrior propaganda proves too effective, leaving authorities rattled

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff and editorial writer at Nikkei. He spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as China bureau chief. He was the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist prize.

A remarkable conversation is taking place on the internet in China, where the screws of censorship are tightened every year, squeezing freedom of speech. Suddenly, a ban on an all-sides debate over China unifying Taiwan by force appears to have been lifted.

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