the empty patriotism associated with the US flag. Now my stomach turns when I see it flown alongside calls to “liberate” Ho
ng Kong — do they want the “liberation” Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Honduras and Haiti got? — so I can’t im上海千花坊
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orget the millions of Indians killed in the Bengal famine engineered under British rule — and no one bats an eye.上海千花坊
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The author is a copy editor with chinadaily.com.cn.
The opinions expressed here are those of the writer and do not represent the views of China Daily and China Daily website.
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