The "century of humiliation" is just a figure of rhetoric for the Chinese. There is no way a nation with such a strong feeling of superiority would ever feel humiliated. Mistreated or militarily defeated, maybe. Humiliated, never. Because humiliation would be a sign of inferiority, which the Chinese would never accept. But it's convenient to say it once in a while, in order to justify whatever China feels like doing. The idea is:neverfail wrote: ↑Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:22 pm
Sertorio (just in case you bury your head in the sand): my country would be at risk re. China even if we were NOT an American ally. They have this "thing" up there about their "century of humuliation" at the hands of "foreign barbarians" and the current rulers give the impression 9though they won't admit it openly) of thirsting for vengeance.
"If we Chinese could be humiliated in the way you Europeans often are, then we would be seeking, just like you, revenge on whoever humiliated us. As we cannot be humiliated - certainly not by the likes of you - we don't need to take revenge. We just decide to impose our will on you, and too bad if you don't like it."
The "humiliation" charade is only meant to make you "understand" the way we act and not be too upset about it...