Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Chinese arrogance hits new heights

Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei, the latest victim
China cannot help itself, even when the obvious result is self-defeating 

History is replete with examples of hubris and its nefarious consequences for both perpetrator and those on the receiving end. Sadly for us all, every great power seems powerless against its call — and that includes China. Hubris manifests itself in various ways, including arrogance, unchecked nationalistic sentiment, imperial overstretch, chauvinism, racism and, quite often, impoliteness.

My unsigned editorial, published today in the Taipei Times, continues here.

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