"If you want a trade war," however, he added, "we'll fight you until the end." The approach reflects a new willingness to allow a shift in domestic public opinion where the trade war is concerned, Parker said. One Weibo post simply asked what impact the trade war will have on ordinary people. David Bandurski, a co-director of the University of Hong Kong's China Media Project, said the country's current aim is to promote stability rather than foment patriotic fervor. People's Daily, the party's official mouthpiece, called the trade war "no big deal."
Source: ABC News May 15, 2019 10:23 UTC