Navarette, a Chinese missionary, agrees with Leibniz and says that "It is the special providence of God that the Chinese did not know what was done in Christendom; for if they did, there would be never a man among them, but would spit in our faces."
Matthew Tindal (1653–1733), British jurist. Christianity as Old as Creation..., P. 348, Newburgh (1798); quoted in William W. Appleton, A Cycle of Cathay: The Chinese Vogue in England During the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, pp. 50-51, New York, Columbia Unive.
This is a wildly exaggerated statement. However, Matthew Tindal's approach to Chinese civilization is generally remarkable in its objective stance.