Some Chinese netizens have summarized nine differences between the U.S. and China, and here they are:
1. Rich Americans go to China to adopt children, while Chinese wealthy people go to the U.S. to give birth.
2. U.S. has high pay and low prices; China has low pay and high prices.
3. Two hundred million people out of the total 300 million Americans have guns, but the government ministries are not guarded. China, with 1.3 billion population, only allows the military and police officers to have guns, but the government ministries are heavily guarded with guns.
4. Mayors in the U.S. have to please everyone they meet, while mayors in China are pleased by everyone they meet.
5. U.S. officials can not have extramarital affairs; otherwise, they’ll lose their positions. Chinese officials have to have extramarital affairs; otherwise, they violate an unspoken rule.
6. The role of public intellectuals in the U.S. is to criticize the government. The role of public intellectuals in China is to praise the government.
7. The education in the U.S does not emphasize on politics, however, the elites fight for their country. The education in China emphasizes on politics, however, the elites leave their country.
8. The U.S. radio stations, newspapers and magazines are mostly operated by civil organizations. It is civilians not the government who decides what to broadcast and what to publish. In China, radio stations, newspapers and magazines are all managed by the Chinese Communist Party, and the Party’s censorship decides what to broadcast and what to publish.
9. The U.S. citizens are wealthy but the government runs in the red. The U.S. government chooses to borrow big money from China to secure the welfare of its civilians. Chinese citizens are poor but the government runs in heavy surplus. The Chinese communist government chooses to sacrifice civilians’ well-being to purchase U.S. government bonds, which are constantly depreciating.
Research by Leo, Amanda, Aizhu and Mona.