Recently the Yomiuri News reported the following:
In an opinion poll done on 20th by the "Word Times" of China (English version), a journal specialized in international problems, it was reported that the answer to the poll done by this paper about the method to solve the intensified confrontation with Vietnam etc. over the sovereignty problem in the South China Sea, the reply that "Military campaign" by China was the most appropriate had reached 82.9%.
The opinion that requested "Solution through negotiations" remained in 13.6%.
23,000 people or more had participated in this survey. Comparing to the 18% that answered in support of "China to show self-control", a strong opposing opinion of up to 80% stood out.
While I have little faith in this kind of opinion poll, some how it has given hints on the thinking of some Chinese people. Nationalism is a double edged sword, it should be used with care.