It is in Beijing's interests to at least calm down and reign in the forces of Chinese nationalism.
For Kerry Brown's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Beijing's overreach risks creating a well-spring of resistance to its global ambitions.
China's president needs to get a grip on the trade war issue before it gets a grip on him.
In an age of illusion, China is among the chief sources of spectacle.
Beijing wants the space and respect accorded top powers, but not the responsibilities.
China has much to gain by strongly responding to North Korea's nuclear provocations.
China and Japan have a thousand-year history of fighting each other. What if that pattern repeats itself?