The Yellow Peril! Coronavirus sparks an Aged Refrain

 Palitha Kohona, in Indepthnews, March 2020, with this title “CORVID 19 – The Insatiable Urge to Bash China Surfaces Again!

 

The writer is former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, and former Foreign Secretary.

Historically, the West has always had an equivocal attitude towards China, not to mention the non-white world. A fear, a suspicion, a fascination, an uncertainty, a sense of superiority and even a loathing reserved for an undeserving competitor pervaded its dealings.

Passengers wearing face masks and disposable ponchos get their passports checked at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. UN News/Jing Zhang

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One response to “The Yellow Peril! Coronavirus sparks an Aged Refrain

  1. Sarath Seneviratne

    Brilliant factual and succinct.
    This is a repeat of the Opium war that destroyed China in Her heyday !

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