Jul 9, 2011

Chinese former glories

SPIEGEL: Do the Chinese currently feel they are finally returning to former glories?
Kissinger: The Chinese are often described as a "rising power." But they do not think of themselves as a rising power because, for 18 of the last 20 centuries, their GDP was the largest in the world. They perceive the past century and a half as an aberration and humiliation.

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