Hilton Yip writes: For the ruling Chinese Communist Party, this sense of victimhood provides numerous benefits. It shifts the blame onto foreigners, mainly the West, for many of China’s problems and focuses domestic anger and scrutiny away from the party. There is never a need to take responsibility and be accountable for your own actions if you can stoke historical grievances like the “century of humiliation.” […]It is time that the West stopped taking China’s victimhood claims at face value. – Foreign Policy
mentioning Hoover Institution via South China Morning Post
Without careful management it is a relationship that could get worse before it gets better and do nothing to enhance regional and global stability.