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USA or China: Which is a "better" country to live these days?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2014-3-22 19:13:54 |Display all floors
Chinese treat foreigners differently than they treat each other.

For example, I am a white foreigner, but I speak Chinese. In person, people are very, very polite with me. On the telephone, because they assume I am a Chinese with a weird accent, they are rude and curt. This difference is HUGE. Chinese people are very mean to each other, as can be witnessed in the streets how they drive or push each other on the subway.

My girlfriend, a native Chinese, feels the same way. People are mean to her. In public, she lets me do the talking (in Chinese) because my white face gets us better treatment than if she does the talking.

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Post time 2014-3-23 00:07:34 |Display all floors
I will live in none of them.  Period.

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Post time 2014-3-23 03:59:35 |Display all floors
As a Chinese, I would like to travel to U.S. instead of living there for my whole life. Culture is very difficult to understand, let alone engage the culture.But U.S. is an attractive country. The so-called American Dream makes a Heaven to these people desiring for success. It is tough.

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Post time 2014-3-23 04:46:15 |Display all floors
Ahhh yes,  the big question... Well being American, I am proud of that, but I love here now and have been here for years and it grows on you.  I would say China is better from many stand points.  Opportunity.economy, and my life style is better.

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Post time 2014-10-12 20:26:26 |Display all floors
China and the US are shitty for different reasons. Both can be improved drastically if people had the incentive to improve them.

China is crowded, bordering on downright extremely inefficient, and the pollution is reaching tragic levels (people are going to start keeling over and dying). Its culture is monolithic, people make little attempts to improve the quality of life or to help give a more positive image of Chinese to the outward world; they also really put little value on enjoying life and are obsessed with money, status, education, even though these things are completely unsustainable in the long run; people also refuse to take basic steps to improve their basic physical condition… i.e., people are fat, poorly dressed, showing their bellies, spitting on the sidewalk, eating tofu, etc.


The US is crime ridden, the vast majority of people there are extremely superficial, the women are (sorry) unmarriageable, the divorce rate is through the roof, corporate culture is corrupt, the hinterlands (the areas outside of the big cities) are de-industrialized ghettos, we have no manufacturing base, unemployment is through the roof, our culture is degenerate and party based, we are broke on a national level, people are judged primarily on their appearance first and their character last, our media is biased in the news and our entertainment promotes pretty disgusting behavior, 70% of our major cities are unlivable, national and personal debt is sky rocking, interpersonal relationships are deteriorated very badly, etc.

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Post time 2014-10-12 20:30:33 |Display all floors
In terms of which is better to live, for the "average man and woman", yes, China is much better in terms of availability to work, general safety, and prospects of marriage and family. Marriage and family in the US are essentially dead now and what we're seeing is the runoff from the last generation's cultural breakdown, which are kids who know how to do nothing but party, get tattoos, act in porn, and do drugs.

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