@nescafe reference to your paragraph 5. lack of culture
Chinese martial arts, monks, kungfu, Chinese restaurants, Chinese architecture, first use of gun powder in fire works & military as rockets, Chinese kites,
Chinese herbs, philosophy, the Chinese Buddha as a cultural icon. And most recently look at the movies like house of the flying daggers and Hero and check out the choreography and many more they are seem to contradict what you are saying. It is one of the oldest civilisation and has spread its influence across the globe.
Ever heard of a word called China town? Look it up in context of the Western Europe and USA and then google it and then review your paragraph once again. Like yourself it is my thinking that you are wrong.