Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Opinion Understanding China's pettiness complex Mean-spirited tough-guy antics have won Beijing nothing but bad press July 14, 2021 17:00 JST | China A plane carrying a batch of China's Sinovac vaccines arrives at an airport in San Luis Talpa, El Salvador, on July 7: China has spared no efforts to show its magnanimous side.
Minxin Pei is professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and a nonresident senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
China's craving for recognition as a benevolent and generous great power is no secret.
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