It’s not a weird context.
Chinese govt or US govt or local PTA “govt”, behaviors are similar in all of them.
I don’t know all that much about China. I don’t harbor suspicion about them. They are not my friend and they are not my enemy.
They make plastic. SHIT LOADS of plastic. My electronics come from there. Thank you China for that. They pollute like crazy. F’you China for that.
I know about a few dynasties of China or did once. I know I’m _supposed_ to hate China as a good US citizen. but I don’t love or hate them.