Rhithrogena Today at 2:37 PM
Chinese government policy are abhorrent. Past aspects of British government have been uniquely abhorrent too.
How about our decision to bomb civilian targets in WWII, or let's look at India then one of the richest countries in the world, and after 200 years of exploitation by the British empire reduced it to a third world poverty stricken nation, or look to China and how we shamefully traded them Opium for their goods, or Kenya, or to Ireland's famine, Concentration camps ? another proud British invention, Torture ? the list goes on many more examples are everywhere if you care to look, try reading Simon Webb or Ian Cobain John Newsinger.
Let's get the facts right shall we? The Germans started bombing civilian targets in WW1 or did you carefully ignore that fact? They used poison gas too. They started both World Wars and slaughtered millions in the process.
Why not have a look at how WE have been treated by others. Try the Roman invasion in 40 some odd AD. They butchered the indigenous tribes quite happily and I don't see the Italians getting all het up about it.
How about we look at the many Viking raids that killed and enslaved many in our costal towns & villages. Don't see the Danes and Norwegians getting hot under the collar bout that.
What about that French lot that came calling in 1066, killed our King and many thousands of others. No-one bothers about that, do they?
We cannot, and should not, be held accountable for what happened in the past. They were different times with different outlooks.