FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 3 (2013)   

China in the Year of the Snake:
The Chinese remember past humiliations and dream of national rejuvenation

Publicerad 14.2.2013

Jyrki Kallio
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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All things bright and beautiful are being promised to the Chinese living under the new party leadership. But is what is good for China also good for the world? The Chinese rhetoric has a victim mentality flavour, and carries the risk that compensating for one’s past inferiority may lead to extreme actions today.