China’s false memory syndrome

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in South China Sea | No Comments




The nationalist academics and government committees of the first half of the 20th century have bequeathed the Communist Party an “official history” that is demonstrably false. It is this, and not the threat of nationalist mobs on the streets that makes the South China Sea disputes so intractable and dangerous. But to concede its falsity would remove a cornerstone of the Party’s position at the apex of Chinese society. The text of the full article is here.