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European Tribune - China's 'Moral Sandstorms' and 'National Character Problem' by Yi Zhongtian

this curse of vanished national confidence

What is the interviewer referring to? Is it the feeling that the Chinese' self-image as a nation* has been sullied by the perception of a high incidence of greedy, rapacious ("immoral") behaviour? Do you think this corresponds to anything you have been able to observe (in media representations of current behaviour and of "national" feeling about it, or anecdotally, in people around you)?

(*) which people in China share the national sentiment, the feeling of belonging to a nation?

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Feb 19th, 2010 at 03:08:06 AM EST

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