So much for self-determination! I think it is really shameless!
The taste of colonialism in its full bitterness had never come home to the Chinese until then, even though we had already had the experience of several decades of foreign exploitation behind us. The sharp pain of imperialistic oppression then reached the marrow of our bones, and it awakened us from the nightmare of impractical democratic reforms. The issue of the former German possessions in Shandon which started the uproar of the student movement could not be separated from the larger problems.
An early leader of the Chinese Communist Party