When I was in China as a kid, I was always told that Charles Gordon is a villain and Taiping rebellion are led mostly by good people. As I grew older, I realize Taiping rebellion is one of the worst plagues in Chinese history. Most of China’s troubles are due to own ignorance, not complying international law, and closing itself to outside world, which lasts until today. But I did not realize what a saint Charles Gordon is to China until I watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lF-iPyRSJw. Watch the whole video or at least this particular one. The gap between Chinese and Western civilization is so wide… The only way to grow China further is to open it up further and let the Chinese people expose to outside work. This will release an unimaginable amount of productivity.