The remarks left by Chinese commenters in response to this story about a Chinese mob attacking an ABC film crew in Urumqi seem typical. I saw many similar comments after the Hainan Island incident. They’re characterized by what would seem an extreme nationalistic/patriotic point of view by European/American standards, combined with a tendency to actually deny the obvious if it conflicts with ones point of view rather than to merely spin it, the common tactic in the West. We’re rather more sophisticated than them in that respect. We should take comfort in the fact that, even if they are leaving us in the dust economically, and we’re as dependent on them to keep propping up the dollar as any drug addict on his pusher, we still beat them hands down as spinmeisters.