Beijing (AFP) – China digs into a tough period of deteriorating ties with the United States, fanning patriotism's flames with Korean war films, a viral song on the trade war and editors lambasting Washington.
The trade spit has turned into a war of words since President Donald Trump blacklisted Huawei last week worried that telecommunications giants' equipment could be used by Beijing for espionage.
The movement, which bans US companies from supplying technology to Huawei needs, came as the two sides have not yet resumed trade negotiations after they replaced broad price inflation.
Commenting on the state Xinhua news agency Friday said China now had a "deeper understanding" of America's "passion" and was ready to contend with
The echoes of President Xi Jinping's tough attitude when he called at kadres earlier this week to brace himself for a "new Long March" – remembering the legendary strategic retreat of Communist revolutionaries in the 1930s who regrouped and continued triumphing in 1949.
Xi warned local officials of "complicated and long-term effects "of external influences.
The world's top two economies will "go through a long period of irrational conflict," said Zhang Yansheng, chief researcher at China's International Economic Exchange Center, on a publicly organized briefing Wednesday.
"And then during this process it goes step by step … understanding each other, resisting each other, and (eventually) cooperating with each other."
– "Confident and Arrogant" –
Trump has left the door open for reconciliation with plans to meet President Xi on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan next month.
But Chinese state media has hit the rhetoric.
A Xinhua comment on Thursday called the US government "selfish and arrogant".
"The United States defies international rules, leaves cooperative agreements and harps on America primarily American privilege and American exceptionalism, it said.
Since Trump raised $ 200 billion in Chinese goods in mid-May, the communist the party's People & # 39; s Daily run a daily column marked "an alarm bell", Trump's rejection that China's rise led to US losses rejected.
Korean war films that opposed US 1950s emotions were broadcast for six consecutive days on state television from May 16, and reminded the public of a time when the Cold War came to China's doorstep as it fought on the north side against US-led UN forces defending South.
Meanwhile, a song was written by a Former Chinese government officer who vowed to "hit the US" out of his joke "on the commercial war, went viral this week before being pulled down from popular social media platforms W eChat and Weibo to violate the content rules.
The song is set in the tune of a well-known war-time anti-Japanese propaganda film, "Tunnel War".  "The Chinese nation is facing a dangerous threat now, like the difficult times addressed in the film," said poet Zhao Liangtian to AFP.
"I want to use this song to awaken the masses. We must unite as one to develop and fight. "
-" False Patriotism –
Chinese netizens have rallied around Huawei after Trump's threat of breaking the company, which is largely set as a move to destroy Beijing hi-tech ambitions.
An interview last week with the founder of the telecom giant, Ren Zhengfei, was one of the most popular trends on China's Twitter-like microblogging platform Weibo.
Hundreds of commentators said they would not leave the company while someone called to boycott iPhones.
But several said the idea of crushing the iPhone was "just fake patriotism," after Ren himself said his family is using Apple's products.
"American attempts to damage Huawei are just a delaying tactic, it will not cause a death," said Shi Yinhong, director of the US study center at Renmin University.
But China's technology sector would have to bend itself in a long, painful period that it had heavily supported on American technology, he said. "19659027]" The American door closes, "he said," but China still has no plan B. "