Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Chinese Global Times newspaper

It is entirely understandable that the Chinese Global Times newspaper should describe the United Kingdom as "an old declining empire" and speak of us in the most belittling terms imaginable:

Even after all this time they are still smarting over the way "we" bossed them around.

The historical record is incredible - a tiny windswept island dominated and subdued a vast continental landmass comprising many millions of people on the other side of the world.

How humiliating for them.

And the worse thing is, it doesn't matter how far the United Kingdom subsequently falls in power and influence people will still look at the historical record and laugh at the Chinese for being so pathetically inadequate when challenged by such a small nation.

Even if they obliterated us entirely the situation would not change - people would still know what happened.

Therefore let us look indulgently on the Global Times and its staff of writers as they choke with bile and try to refight the battles of the past.

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