Meaning of 国耻

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guó chǐ (Trad.: 國恥)
national humiliation, refers to Japanese incursions into China in the 1930s and 40s, and more especially to Mukden railway incident of 18th September 1931 九一八事变 and subsequent Japanese annexation of Manchuria
Example Sentences
American school kids (and American adults) don't know much, if anything, about the two Opium Wars, but in China they are an ever-present reminder of national humiliation.
Newly-rich Chinese collectors are buying back their stolen treasures to mitigate what is seen as a national shame, when their country was weak and dominated by the West.
Mr Putin seems to regard foreign debt as a sort of national insult, and is paying most of it off.
In the 1920s Chinese nationalists began spinning the arrival of Western gunboats as the cause of all the country's problems - the start of China's "century of humiliation".
So when Chinese officials start talking about "national humiliation", it is sometimes a clue that you are being encouraged to look the other way .