When we were seen as 'Sick Men from East Asia', we were called The Peril.
> When we strived to get stronger, we are called The Threat.
> When we closed our doors to the world, you forced them open with drugs and
> When we finally embraced Free Trade, you blame us for taking away your
> When we were falling apart, you marched in your troops and robbed us
> When we put the broken pieces back together again, 'Free Tibet' you
> screamed, it was an invasion!
> So, we tried Communism, you hated us for being Communists.
> Then we learned from Capitalism, you hated us for being Capitalists.
> When we had a billion people, you said 'The planet is starving.'
> So we tried to limit our population, you said it was Human Rights Abuse.
> When we were poor, you think we are dogs.
> When we loan you cash, you blame us for your debts.
> When we build our industries, you blame us for global warming.
> When we sell you goods you can afford, you blame us for dumping inferior
> When we buy oil, you called that exploitation and assisting genocide.
> When You fight for oil, you called that Liberation of Its People.
> When we were lost in chaos and rampage, you wanted Rules of Law for us.
> When we uphold our law and order against violence, you called that
> Violating Human Rights.
> When we were silent, you said we have No Free Speech.
> When we are NOW silent no more, you say we are merely 'Brainwashed'.
> 'Why do you hate us so much?' We asked.
> 'No' You answered, 'We don't hate you.'
> Truth is we really don't hate you either, but do you understand us?
> 'Of course we do' You said, 'We have BBC, CNN and AFPs.'
> So we ask you now 'What do you really know and want from us?'
> And 'Why do you find it SO hard to accept us?'