Why do so many Chinese think that the things from western countries are better and more advanced?
Jeff Allen Wang, Writer at Down to Finance (2018-present)
Answered Jul 31
Western Social Media and Western culture is perhaps the most influential.
The biggest actors, actresses, performers, all seem to either be from America, or seem to flock to America.
Look at how Dwyane Johnson has managed to completely takeover not only America’s audience, but how he’s become such a large celebrity in Asia / China particularly. He often makes social media posts on Instagram to personally thank his Chinese fans, and his newest movie was to highlight Chinese culture.
With all this media attention, there’s no wonder that the West seems “better.”
One aspect of Xi Jinping’s “Made-in 2025” plan is to not only boost the economy, but to also bring the entire country back to its former glory, and not live under the shadow of the “better” West.
Answered 19h ago
This is a very interesting question which I really want to answer.
But I don't know where to start. So I just write down what I am thinking exactly now.
Me, who was very Pro -West before, specially Scandinavian countries. I adore them with all the aspects when I read about them in China, until I went there, learned the language, got deeper understanding in their daily life, mindsets, family structure etc…
I must “borrow” a quote from Meng Feifei (another Quoran) “ To truely know a country is not always a pleasant experience.”
What I found out?
Yes, Western countries do have safe food qualities, clean sky, pure air, wealth, good social welfare systems…
But I have also seen, their lack of family values, alcoholism, less respect with the elders, too publicized sexualities, depression among youngsters, specially elders.
Now he borrowed a lot of money on the tiny apartment where he lives with his Thai wife, he will never get rid of the debt since his Thai wife must send a lot of money back to her family in Thailand each month.
My friend has two beautiful girls who were often overnighted with me when the mother worked or went for a date.
My woman friend got these two girls with two different men, but she lives alone with these girls. Each girls has two weeks here and there with their respective biological father.
The grandparents do love this two girls. But they just come for a visit around Christmas or birthdays.
I just want to share a little story.
No intention to hurt anyone.
No intention to start a competition.
There are many lovely families in Western countries too.
And there are many tragic families in China as well.
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