外文标题：Chinese paper calls Britain a declining empire as premier visits
A Chinese state newspaper on Wednesday called Britain a "declining empire" with a people prejudiced against China and a media obsessed with its human rights situation, as Premier Li Keqiang wrapped up a visit to London.
The Global Times, a racy tabloid with a strong nationalist bent published by the Communist Party's official People's Daily, slammed what it said was unfounded speculation in the British press that China had demanded Li meet Queen Elizabeth.
"Diplomats might break out into laughter at such rhetoric. This hype only serves to reflect the narrow-mindedness of the British media and even the whole of its society. The once-powerful British Empire must now resort to such trickery to manifest its pride," the Global Times said in an editorial.
"British public opinion remains prejudiced against China and highly expects to embrace an opportunity to prove that it is superior compared with the emerging nation," it said.
"A rising country should understand the embarrassment of an old declining empire and at times the eccentric acts it takes to hide such embarrassment."
This from the Chinese empire. A country that has been trying to swallow up its neighbours for years.
China has been victim of colonisation and genocide for two centuries. Opium was forced onto Chinese through invasion. China took back Hong Kong almost two centuries later.
They are absolutely right, we are a declining empire and a declining country, successive governments have opened the doors to the dross and trash of the world to come here and live as parasites on benefits whilst many of our own countrymen are too lazy to even think about working and expect the state to support them, all this coupled with the fact that honesty and integrity is not even in the dictionaries of our mp's or peers leaves us as a failed nation with delusions of past grandeur
So I don't get it why is this news? we all know our declining position in the world and its true most English people don't hold the Chinese in high regard, in fact most Enlish people just take the #$%$. The Chinese are not stupid and they have long memories. So America look out as your empire is also crumbling im sure the Chinese will stick to boot in on the way down and why not. you killed so may of them and treated them like dogs during the building of the Railways and the gold rush. pay back time
And we do not like the truth . Our laws are outdated and rely on the past rather than the future , I understand the past is important but we do need to change an awful lot to bring us into the modern era . Our education is rubbish in ordinary schools the exams are always being changed so our youth have no idea where they stand . The pupils spend more time wandering around instead of in lessons so no wonder we are declining .
It is becoming a very racist and aggresive country , I live around Birmingham and you can feel the aggression building , I believe in a multi-racist country but it is now being overpowered by the burden of to many immigrants.
Did you know that our useless Cameron has been making a deal with China to build that high speed rail (Hs2) you know the one that the people and quite a number of MPs don't want?. He cant get the backing from the government because of the money so is selling our country to China. By the way you might like this! he is getting China to build the next generation of Nuclear power stations. This is the man that says he listens to the people!
It's perfectly true that the sun has set on the British Empire, two world wars put paid to that. But our legal, parliamentary and police systems are used worldwide, our inventions are too numerous to list and English as a first or second language is spoken more than any other.
But we would still kick China's backside if they are stupid enough to try anything
Declining? NO, declined. We are no longer of any importance and it is time that our leaders realised that and stopped meddling in other countries.
Britain is NOT a declining Empire, it is a DEAD Empire, but WAS the biggest Empire this planet has ever known, how many times did a few hundred British troops defeat China?, how many times did china defeat Britain?
Why are they trying to take everything from us then- they cannot be trusted- they are buying up property everywhere in the UK and renting it out even though they don't live here. They are #$%$- just boycott their businesses and all the other foreign #$%$my food businesses- the meat is not fit for human consumption ffs.
Really don't understand why the UK is that humble in front of PRC.
I hope the UK will not betray Hong Kong just because of money. I don't think the UK is that weak to be a vassal of PRC
Betray HG, we gave it them back decades ago!??
That Chinese newspaper is fifty years late with the news. We are a declining former imperial and former industrial power now.