China is on my crap list. Well, heck, they have been on our national crap list for a long time now. The country’s preposterous preponderance of people notwithstanding, it possesses a noticeable deficiency when it comes to thinking for itself, that China does. I have to wonder if they aren’t suffering from the scourge of a Dynasty-X or a millennium Dynasty affliction of sorts. Somewhere along the way the great kingdom got luxuriously lazy and went the way of copying, counterfeiting, and stealing other people’s great ideas. It just saw an irresistible pair of coattails and stepped aboard for a free ride.

China hasn’t been great global team player: It doesn’t play well in the sandbox or the wading pool. In fact, it’s been aiming to stake a claim on the shared space in the wading pool, much to the chagrin of the other waders. Well, (he shrugged) China just wants what China wants and doesn’t give a tenth of a rat’s behind what anybody else wants. If China can’t have it, China will steal a copy of it and write its own name on it. Now that’s not even an original Chinese idea, either.

I submit for your consideration this recent obstreperous tantrum perpetrated by the humorous Han in the theater of world politics. Please stay with me; there are a few moving parts:

1. (Tit) Canadian Lloyd Schellenberg was arrested in China in 2014 on drug-smuggling charges and sentenced to 15 years in prison—shame, Lloyd!