Chinese protesters hold Mao Zedong posters as they call for a boycott of South Korean goods in Jilin. Photo: AFP
Rana Mitter
Opinion

Opinion

On Reflection by Rana Mitter

Opinion: an echo of colonial Britain in China’s boycott against South Korea

More than 90 years ago Chinese workers in British-controlled Shanghai showed how a weaker power could show strength against a stronger one. But the long-term lessons of that seminal event appear lost on Beijing

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Chinese protesters hold Mao Zedong posters as they call for a boycott of South Korean goods in Jilin. Photo: AFP
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