Foreign Policy has plotted the most common Chinese-language Baidu query for each European nation onto the map below. This provides a glimpse into how Chinese netizens view the peoples and countries of Europe - a continent whose industrialization once both humiliated China and inspired its admiration, and that has loomed large in the country’s imagination ever since.
How China views Europe
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“Maps are like campfires – everyone gathers around them, because they allow people to understand complex issues at a glance, and find agreement about how to help the land.”