Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn once said,
Patriotism means unqualified and unwavering love for the nation, which implies not uncritical eagerness to serve, not support for unjust claims, but frank assessment of its vices and sins, and penitence for them.
This is something I think we Chinese people should consider in conflict about human rights, elections in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Olympics.
Except human rights are a largely harmful social construct of liberal ideology, best consigned to the rubbish bin. But Solzhenitsyn’s principle there is still right.