At a spring garden party on the grounds of Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II recently criticized the "rude" behavior of Chinese President Xi Jinping's entourage during his 2015 state visit. But, given China's hierarchical conception of world order, Britain merely received the treatment a second-rate power merits.What she doesn't say is that "face" is very important in Chinese culture and Asian culture in general. In Japan sufficient lose of face can require seppuku to ensure one's family or country's honor.
The British humiliated China in many ways, and now the US is doing so. The Chinese are not about to commit seppuku over this. They will remember it though and culturally they have long memories.
As China (and Asia) rise versus the West, some Western countries are going to learn this the hard way. Payback time is coming.
The Queen’s Chinese Guests from Hell
Nina L. Khrushcheva | Professor of International Affairs and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at The New School and a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute
(yes, that Kruschchev)