It is time to stop the shameful kowtowing to China – before it is too late

The term ‘kowtow’, an adaptation of a Chinese phrase, means, according to Wikipedia, “the act of deep respect shown by prostration, that is, kneeling and bowing so low as to have one’s head touching the ground”. In contemporary international diplomacy towards China, the definition has been taken even further. The kowtowing of too many governments […]