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China Still Fighting Its Own Inferiority Complex

Though now a bonafide global power, the Chinese mentality still struggles with questions of self-confidence. It's time for the ex "Sick Man of Asia" to embody its true strength.

Kickbox victory is sweet.
Kickbox victory is sweet.
Zhang Yiwu

-Analysis-

BEIJING Ever popular on the Internet in China are videos showing Chinese boxers knocking out foreign rivals. Ding-Ding! KO! If an international fight ends instead with the Chinese boxer on the floor, online commentators are no less active, condemning the loser as a "national disgrace."

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Emma Albright and Meike Eijsberg

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Welcome to Thursday, where Russian troops have unleashed an all-out assault on the strategic city of Severodonetsk, Ukraine’s president lashes out at Henry Kissinger for “Munich” stance and the writer of a notable “How to” essay is convicted of murder. We also look at how the plague of school shootings is not exclusive to the United States.

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