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Why do so many Chinese Americans support the Republican Party’s often-racist doctrines?

Because Chinese are pretty in line with Republican policies:

-Chinese are racist. We don’t like dark skinned people

-Chinese don’t like affirmative action, since it works against us

-Chinese don’t like illegal immigration. Almost all of us are legal immigrants.

-Chinese believe marriage should only be between man and woman. No LGBT support.

-Chinese don’t like drugs

-Chinese don’t like abortions

-Chinese are fiscal conservatives

-Chinese are selfish and don’t like to share their money with others

-Chinese hate political correctness

-Chinese love strong leaders like Trump and Putin (like Xi)

-Chinese believe in traditional gender roles and family values

So, Chinese vote Republican

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Why are people still supporting the Democratic party?

I’m an independent, I’m liberal on some issues, conservative on others. The Republican party USED to be a good party that actually aligned with conservative values, but sometime after Ronald Reagan it started drifting from those conservative values (like being fiscally conservative and small government) and started drifting towards the extreme right, and becoming completely crazy.

The Democratic party has some huge problems as well, for one thing I am solidly against SJWs, political correctness and extreme feminism that is going on today. I am also against illegal immigration.

But if only going with those two choices, I’m going to choose the lesser of two evils. Right now unfortunately the Republican party has been taken over by hateful ignorant bigots who think they are more patriotic than everyone else and resorts to name calling like ‘libtards’ if you don’t agree with them, while the Democratic party has more open minded people that are actually willing to engage in a decent conversation so despite not being a liberal, I know which one I am leaning towards.

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How is China’s communist party rule different than other unsuccessful communist regime?

China isn’t the same country as it was when Mao Zedong was chairman.

Mao-era China was essentially what North Korea is now.

Today’s China is a meritocratic capitalist country with fierce government control is the way I would describe it.

So, how does China compare with its more ‘democratic’ neighbors Japan/Korea/ROC(Taiwan)?

-In China, the ruling party is decided by meritocracy not by the people. The person who is most qualified to lead gets to lead. This avoids the situations like in the USA where an unqualified leader could be elected. But also means if you don’t like the person you can’t remove them. i.e Xi Jinping has decided to remove term limits. If he doesn’t do a good job, the people can’t do anything about it, but they trust him to do a good job. More likely though – if he doesn’t do a good job, the CCP will probably replace him.

-In China you cannot protest against the government publicly or lead a protest group either online or offline. A lot of censorship takes place on social media, though obviously they can’t censor people just discussing about it in person.

-In China the government censors sex/violence in movies/video games. This is supposedly to make the people more ‘pure’ but I don’t think it really makes any difference, people will just get their fix from the black market anyways

-In China, foreign websites are (mostly) blocked. Quora is not, but Facebook and Youtube are. This is supposedly for the benefit of their domestic companies but also has the downside of isolating its people in a bubble. A lot of people use VPN anyways but it does slow down the connection.

Other than these points I don’t find any other meaningful difference between the way China is run than its surrounding (non-communist) countries