What is wrong with a lot of Western media coverage of China?

First, let’s not make the sweeping generalization that American media is a proxy for Western media ok? The United States is a country that is considered by most Chinese to be a proxy for ALL Western countries, but its politics are actually quite different than the politics of Canada or Europe, and it tends to […]

Why are the Chinese so nationalistic?

Chinese people are generally more optimistic about their country than others. 85% of Chinese are optimistic about their country – see this excellent answer already – Robin Daverman’s answer to Why is Chinese nationalism so popular on Quora? While obviously nationalism exists in all countries, it seems disproportionately popular when it comes to questions about China. if […]

Why is it easy to find Westerners obsessed with Japan and Korea, but not China?

China lacks cultural exports because they focus on their domestic market. Korea has kpop, Japan has anime China is/was communist (even if its in name only) and USA is staunchly anti-communist Western media always focuses on lack of freedoms, censorships and human rights issues in China rather than the positive sides of China China is […]