Or when they desperately tried to stop a British introduced drug trade that was ruining the nation and weakening it but failed because Britain was more powerful? Stupid Chinese. Why don't we move on to Japanese history, where pretty much every important stage of their history was kickstarted by the Americans. With Commodore Perry forcing them to open up and westernize, American mercenaries (and German ones) teaching the Japanese to make a modern army, American ships being used as models for the Japanese navy and of course America's brief occupation after WW2 which resulted in Japan creating anime. Stupid Japanese.