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Coronavirus: China, U.S. Consumers Turn on Each Other’s Goods as Pandemic Drives Commercial Nationalism

Sulmaan Khan discusses the counter-productivity of China's nationalistic support, in a conversation with the South China Morning Post.

The coronavirus pandemic is fueling mistrust among consumers in China and the United States about each other’s products, as the momentum for a decoupling between the two world’s largest economies intensifies.


Sulmaan Khan, professor of international history and Chinese foreign relations at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, said China’s assertive diplomacy to protect national security has added to distrust in its businesses.

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