China’s dream of becoming a “Great Power”

A partially translated article from the front page of one of China’s most popular online news portals: “Every Chinese wants to get back the name which once belonged to this land, the name is: “great power.” “大国”。

Yes, it is such a great power that, “all neighbors submit to her and all foreigners come to her to offer congratulations” “四方臣服,群夷来贺”. It is such a great power that, “anyone who offends the powerful Han will be destroyed regardless of the distance.” “犯强汉者,虽远必诛” In order to rebuild such a dream of a great power, the whole country has been mobilized.”