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Vicious Circle:What Accounts for the Deteriorating US-China Relation

Yanqi Feng * 1
1 Nanjing Foreign Language School, Beijing East Road, Nanjing

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Advances in Humanities Research, Vol. 2, 1-15
Published 01 March 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation Yanqi Feng. Vicious Circle:What Accounts for the Deteriorating US-China Relation. LNEP (2023) Vol. 2: 1-15. DOI: 10.54254/2753-7048/2/2022285.


Nationalism serves as an important base of citizens’ identification of the state. When the economy is not promising, elites tend to use nationalism as a tactic to stabilize people and channel their discontent to foreign states. However, the panacea has serious side effects. This essay will demonstrate how such a tactic could lead to a vicious circle that fulfills and reinforces itself until losing control, which accounts for the deteriorating US-China relation, which is far worse than the underlying interest requires and severely hindering the development of the world. More details will be analyzed to find what particularly accelerates the circle so that possible exits from it could be found. Other common explanations for the rising tension between the US and China are also discussed to make the vicious circle more comprehensive and further unveil the possibilities to ameliorate the status quo.


US-China relation, vicious circle., nationalism


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