Written by: Joel | Filed under:Analysis, Letters | Tags:China, civilizations, conflict, culture, democracy, economics, exploitation, global, justice, nationalism, oppression, the West
Mainlanders often feel exasperated by constant Western criticism, as if no matter what China does and no matter how much China accomplishes, it’s never good enough in the eyes of Western nations. The poem “Chinese Grievances
” (aka “What do you want from us?”) expresses this feeling well. I think what’s shared below will help us better understand this problem.
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Hefty discussions usually arise over the advantages and disadvantages of using chopsticks instead of fork and knives.
To show the western point of view, here is a is a translation of an article published in the German news magazine “Der Spiegel” (Link to the original article). Continue reading »