Good propaganda piece for China. The humble brag of how China is better than America, isn't so obscure. I've lived in both countries. The characture is idealistic though certainly far from realistic. But, nice try.
This article is definitely true. After having worked with Americans for 7 years, they are very hard with all these items. But as long as the friendship is established by heart, the cultural gap could be erased. Use your heart to get along with friends, either they are Chinese for Xpats.
This is more than a cultural difference. In the USA, Capitalist consumerism propaganda over the last 7 decades have conditioned the masses to spend every dime they earn on useless junk, hence the savings rate for 995 of the working class is near ZERO! In addition, wages have been going down in the last 30 years, so many people simply don't have any money left over once they pay for the necessities. And since medical care is not Universal, but rather completely privatized and super-expensive(in addition to thousands of $$ of student loans for the average young person going to college!), what percentage of the population--except the top 1/10 of 1%) can actually save anything? So the difference is not really "cultural," but Capitalist-induced debt servitude for the masses! It's high time for workers to break those debt chains!