Just read extract of Robert Temple. Very surprise to find many achievements were originate by Chinese. While I think many Westerners only copy from the Chinese, I believe Chinese need to be more assertive in claim responsibility for any invention or achievement. Maybe Chinese not realize their invention would have such impact on world.
The Chinese are very smart people and the most populous in the world. Maybe it is not Chinese to brag about their achievement. Maybe world has myth that Chinese are studious, hardworking, quiet and modest. I think China's launching of space and astronaut Wang Li Wei show that China want to show that it can accomplish something just like Westerners did. Usually, China very silent about anything. But this time, it proudly let all its citizens know about the achievement. And when U.S. space shuttle had accident last year, China able to succeed putting man in space for 24 hours show that China can achieve just like Westerners.
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