How nationalist fever could become a major headache for China

Published Nov 09 2021 at 4:23 AM GMT
  • The notice sent out last week by China’s Ministry of Commerce was supposed to be a general reminder to the public to be prepared for emergencies.
  • In a seasonal notice before the onset of winter, the ministry urged households to stock up on basic necessities.
  • It also called on local governments to ensure food supplies.
  • In other years, the notice might have gone unnoticed but in these febrile times, the warning ignited speculation that Beijing could be prepared to launch an attack on Taiwan.



  • Published Nov 9, 2021 4:23 AM GMT