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8. The Chinese Governing System is Inflexible and Difficult to Work with.
Outwardly, this may appear to be the case. China is a one-party system that allows it a certain flexibility not found in two-party systems. Two party systems may become so locked in their mutual disagreement with the other that forward movement and self-correction becomes impossible. Governments produced by elections tend to have an approval rating below 50%, while China’s one-party system has an 80% approval rate by those governed.
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9. The Chinese Produce Inferior Goods.
As long as there is a market for cheap goods, there will be countries that provide it. Products in China are made to order, and deliver at the price point that was mandated by the purchaser. It’s not that Chinese products can’t be high quality or they lack the knowledge to produce items of high quality, it’s just that that’s not where the market demands that it places its manufacturing skills.
Take it from Coldsteel, Gerber, and Apple, they can make nice stuff. They have the skills and technology when needed.

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10. The Chinese aren’t Christians.
The Chinese have long practiced folk religions that may include aspects of Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism. Buddhism is still the most influential religion in China. However, expansion of Christianity in China has become rapid and, although estimates vary widely, currently it’s believed that there may be as many as 54 to 180 million Christians within China. Yes, that’s a wide gap.  Some numbers only count the number of baptized Christians that attend church regularly, others try to estimate underground or “house” churches. However, Xianwen Ye, head of the Communist Party’s State Administration of Religious Affairs, reported in 2006 that his estimate of the number of Christians was about 110 million, making the 180 million estimation not far off the mark.
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10. The Chinese aren’t Christians.
The Chinese have long practiced folk religions that may include ...

By that same explanation you'd think that the UK, Germany, and France are Muslim nations.
They all have a higher percentage of Islamic followers than China has Christians.

Muslims in
UK 4.6%
Germany 5.0%
France 7.4%

Christians in
China 2-3%

Sounds like the author, Kiara Halligan, is trying her best to make China seem like a Christian nation.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Overall, the article does point out misconceptions about China, to its credit.  

While China is not a Christian nation, it is far more tolerant of Christianity than Christianity is tolerant of Chinese Communism, even if Chinese version of Communism with everyone owning private property, is nothing like Marxism at all, and is a definite improvement over Christian-based feudalism in the glory days of the Holy Roman Empire.  Yet, it is Christian to hate communists, and since China is still communist in name, at the least, it is Christian to hate the government of China too.  Isn't that the case, Christians?

Think about Jesus Christ, would he approve of the hatred of his self-professed followers when they say they oppose the communist government of China because it is communist, even when it is the most successful government in all history in lifting its hundreds of millions of peasants out of grinding poverty?  Did he not say, "whatsoever you do unto the least of my brethren, you have done so unto me"?

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