Why do some mainland Chinese see the Western democratic system as a joke these days?

We have to differentiate between “Western” democratic system and US democratic system because the US differs in a few ways compared to say Canada or Australia or Europe. US has a presidential system, where the head of government – the President matters far more than a prime minister does in a parliamentary system. In the… Continue reading Why do some mainland Chinese see the Western democratic system as a joke these days?

Why are the Chinese a more materialistic people than that of the Western brethren?

Developing countries tend to be more materialistic than developed countries. This is because in a poorer society with a lot of population, there are very few ways to stand out and prove your worth. One of the easiest ways to ‘prove’ that you are higher social status is to buy expensive clothes or electronics or… Continue reading Why are the Chinese a more materialistic people than that of the Western brethren?

Are Japan and Korea really colonies/puppet-states of the USA like so many Chinese users say?

No, Chinese netizens just have an unfortunate inferiority complex so they feel the need to put down other countries to make themselves feel better about their country. What does US Puppet state even mean anyways? Usually when Chinese netizens say this, it means that the US military has some control over that country therefore it’s… Continue reading Are Japan and Korea really colonies/puppet-states of the USA like so many Chinese users say?