I find it bizarre that people cannot have a discussion about aspects of life in different countries without assuming everything about that country is bad or good. It's very odd.I can tell you 1st hand that in my city in China's lockdown it was one law for the Rich and one for the poor. people in poor areas couldnt move beyond one block, some people spent weeks marooned just a few miles from their home unable to get back or open their business. insane. Rich people in Rich areas drove around eating and drinking as normal and making merry.
two students pointed this out on wechat and their immediate 7.5 year jail term for "districting eyeballs" was widely advertised by the government.
I would argue that people who want to say that China is some kind of improvement on the west need to go there and live there for a while.
It's ok if Singapore has a better health care system. It doesn't mean I want to live there.
And just because Nicaragua's roads are bad doesn't mean it's a terrible place to surf.
Can people not just discuss ideas without getting into "YEAH BUT CHINA BAD"
It reminds me of Orange Man Bad so much.
Yes, I think a safe generalization to make about China is that, (like Russia,) it is a nation run for the Chinese ( / Russian) people. America is not a nation run for the benefit of the American people; instead, we are actively targeted and openly hated. The American system of government was designed because the former Britbongs who fled across the ocean wanted a different society than the one they fled. "For our lives and our posterity" was specified for a reason. But now we are openly attacked, statues of our heros and our history destroyed, and others are lifted up above us as we collectively proclaim our unworthiness. No politician will even mention that white people exist, the way none of them will speak Ashli Babbitt's name, as if it is the Harry Potter unspeakable word.China has a lot of issues but one thing I like about that nation is they don't hate themselves unlike the USA. Chinese people don't worry about lack of diversity in Chinese movies. They don't try to force homosexuality on others and you don't see rainbow flags everywhere. They don't seem to be ashamed of their race and it is acceptable to say you are proud to be Chinese.