Visitors at the ruins of the old summer palace in Beijing that was burned by British and French soldiers during the second opium war. Photo: AFP

China’s ‘century of humiliation’ narrative does not quite hold up any more

  • China has seen too many triumphs in the last century for it to stress past affronts
Topic |   US-China relations

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Visitors at the ruins of the old summer palace in Beijing that was burned by British and French soldiers during the second opium war. Photo: AFP
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