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Why do we criticize China? Well... maybe it's because many visitors are from modernized countries. We're used to seeing things done a certain way. We know China's economy has gone through the roof, and we know it's a country that's developing quickly. Nothing wrong with that. However, when it says it wants to "develop peacefully," we see things that make us go "Huh? That's not how our home countries do it..." China should develop in its own style, but some things should not be tolerated in modernized countries. For example, extreme censorship of the media. You may say this isn't a problem, but on the outside, we can look in through our reporters (who have much more freedom), who tell us about the crazy things going on. Like during the winter, when there was an explosion at a power plant up in Heilongjiang that poisoned a river that provided cities below with water. The media and local officials reported nothing for quite some time, and some residents said they first found out about the explosion from a news show from Shanghai. That's not acceptable in a country that says it's modernizing. |
That might be one reason. Also, though, you must remember, many do not criticize China, or don't do it much. Foreigners are fully capable of living happily there, and many do.
Why do you criticize the US so much? This country brought you the English you're using today. Why do forumites insist on bashing their teacher so much? If you're going to compare China to a gracious host, then the US, which brings you language, trends, and new ideas, is a gracious teacher. A teacher can be fairly criticized, as can a host, if it's done with a balanced mind, but sweeping generalizations don't do anyone any good.