Since 1840, Chinese people have suffered foreign bullying; back then China was a semi-feudal society … Mao had fought his whole life to say that China must be friendly to the countries that treated us with injustice. In 1949 Mao said “The Chinese got up”. Vert Der Ferk Poster. By saying stand up, he means that Chinese people will enjoy equality with other countries. We do not want to hear from other countries telling us what to do. But Americans have a tendency to mislead others to do this and that. Chinese people do not want to provide instructions for other daisies.