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?

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

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… Continue reading Why are the Chinese so nationalistic?