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We usually underestimate the role that history plays in shaping nations and relations between them. So it is with China and its view of the West. Every Chinese person I have spoken to has a detailed knowledge of events that stretched from the 1830s to the 1930s, in which “the Western nations oppressed us and kept us poor”. To understand is to empathise and empathy is a powerful factor even in international relations.