China, Olympic Victim?

The race is not to the swift, says the Bible, nor the battle to the strong. But, in words attributed to Damon Runyon, an American writer, that is how the smart money bets. Unless, of course, it belongs to a Chinese nationalist, who will wager his all on the existence of a foreign conspiracy to stop China succeeding, most recently at the London Olympic games. Caixin, a popular online news site, highlighted “a real sense of victimhood”. It claimed that many felt “the country has been treated unfairly by ruling bodies, referees and the Western media.” For many in China, that is no more than they have come to expect. The People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s organ, complained that the West is “always biased towards anything related to China”.

Olympics, Nationalism, Media