The session on "How the World Sees China" was moderated by Happymon Jacob, professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University and the founder and honorary director of the Council for Strategic and Defense Research, New Delhi. The panel comprised C Raja Mohan, Director, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore; Bill Birtles, a journalist at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation; Sowmiya Ashok, an independent journalist; and Samir Saran, president, Observer Research Foundation. The discussion began with the question on whether enough is being done to understand China and its people. Raja said China's nationalism is "not exceptional", and detailed issues of territorial expansionism, military assertion, economic coercion, diplomatic aggression, and domestic repression.On the Chinese education system, Bill emphasised how the fostering of extreme nationalism led locals to believe the foreign media is out to smear China's image.Timecodes0:00 to 2:03 - Introduction and housekeeping2:03 to 4:57 - Increasing negative perception of China 4:57 to 14:53 - Getting past the choreographed image of China and its control on the media 14:53 to 18:48 - Rising anti-China sentiment in Australia 18:48 to 23:22- State of China studies in India23:22 to 28:29 - Studying China from a think tank perspective 28:29 to 33:57 - Challenges faced by reporters while reporting on China 33:57 to 38:13 - Divide in opinion about China between the elites and ordinary people38:13 to 46:22 - Would a regime change in China increase engagement? 46:22 to 48:26- Chinese scholarship vis-a-vis eurocentric or other Asian scholarship 48:26 to 50:22 - Conclusion Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.