That's the title of an opinion piece in China Daily. It's a blast against blogging westerners' criticism of China and the Chinese, and it brought a couple of nostalgic shocks:
First, it quotes from blogs I haven't visited since the SARS scare died down, and it was interesting to see they were still in business. Second, the quotes from those blogs remind me vividly of the China-bashing beer sessions that we "foreign expert" English teachers would indulge in almost every afternoon or evening back in 1983. It was really a form of culture shock, an expression of our difficulty in adjusting to a very different country. We were trying to cope with the help of a few daily litres of Tsingtao Beer; we had very little communication even with colleagues elsewhere in the country, never mind back home.
Now the Internet and blogging have made it possible to vent one's culture shock around the world. It's understandable, but not especially constructive. The author of the opinion piece is a bit too defensive, and the China-bashing bloggers (like my colleagues and me long ago) are clinging to their western values rather than trying to learn from the values of their hosts.