Unthinking Majority wrote:This is nonsense. If this was your position you wouldn't constantly be posting threads & posts that pushes pro-China positions while demonizing the US. This is combat via information. You are again feigning objectivity. You say one thing and then do another. This is two-faced. Do you fancy me an idiot?
There are not a lot of Americans on here that live and work in China, with a Chinese partner, and a Chinese extended family, and have direct knowledge of the Chinese way of life, and which use Chinese social media and interact regularly with Chinese individuals. So yes, I post more about China. My daily life is China. I wake up in China, and go to sleep in China. I also don't have as much to say about the US that isn't already covered by other posters on here, so there's less need for me to post topics about it vs just give my two cents where I can.
I haven't lived in the US since the Obama administration, and the USA has declined considerably since then, domestically - crime is up, political polarization is up, democracy is under attack, the Supreme Court is attacking women, etc. My sister, brother, and father still live in the USA - so I do talk with them, and have some experience of what is going on in the USA. I don't like what's happening domestically in the USA since I left there and I never liked what it was up to internationally: you can dig through my posts back to 2006 when I first joined PoFo if you like.
Unthinking Majority wrote:Posting like a paid Chinese agent on an anglo political forum is probably not going to further that goal.
I'm not a paid Chinese agent.
We're even leaving China at the end of the year due to what me and my partner view as a general growth of xenophobic and patriarchal attitudes, the inability of foreigners to own property and a general uncertainty on our future here, China's own domestic war on women as its birth rate decline, poor economic outlook in the next half-decade/decade, and a general deteriorating human rights situation under Xi (minor day-to-day things that nonetheless add up to a fair bit).
Unthinking Majority wrote: I also am aware of the its merits. The US is far from perfect, but compared to any other hegemon or great power in human history it's far and away behaved the best towards the world and its own people.
Even if this was once true, which is beyond the scope of this topic, it won't be in the near future. I'll agree with you on the matter that the US and other Western states generally regard their "own people", by a very narrow definition of "own", better than many past imperial powers. Western hegemony is Western-focused. The oligarchs that govern the West are perfectly willing to use their wealth to insulate themselves and a core group of their people from the effects of a Western-led and instigated Industrial Revolution and leave billions in the Global South to bear the brunt of the costs associated with climate change, while using violence to ensure the effects remain concentrated in the Global South.
An equitable world order does not and cannot promote the interests of 1 billion over the other 7 billion.
Unthinking Majority wrote:The US government is at least accountable to someone (its own people).
I genuinely hate this fucking mindset that Americans have - that for some reason, Ahmed cares whether or not the country that bombs his village voted on whether or not to do it. I don't think the fact that the US is accountable to its people, when the victims of its global hegemony are foreigners who don't have a voice in US policy, means anything. To the victims of US hegemonic policies, whether the US is democratic or not is so completely and utterly irrelevant
that bringing it up seems to me almost like rubbing salt in the wound.
Like what - would the Chinese activities in Xinjiang be more justifiable to you in some way if Shanghai got to vote on it first?
Unthinking Majority wrote:To assume a totalitarian fascist-leaning regime like the CCP would be more benevolent in international relations as a hegemon would be foolish.
My experience with the CPC is that it has zero interest in telling other countries how to live or what to do (on topics unrelated to the internal workings of China) - it is the modern US absent the ideological crusading zeal. It wants to do business and promote its own regional security.
This isn't kindness on their part. They simply do not care what non-Chinese think or want. This includes ideas of "conquering Japan" or "invading Hawaii". They have no desire to expand beyond what they view as China, circa 1895 (pre Treaty of Shimonosheki). This is at least the case in 2022. I cannot tell you what 2062 China wants, but then, neither can you.
And the Chinese may, in fact, become a bad force for the world at some point in the future (it may also develop further and become better than it is today!) - but climate change and its problems are now and I have zero confidence in the ability of the Western system to surmount these challenges for a host of reasons. To bring this back to the topic - the innovation gap is routinely touted as a reason on here (PoFo) for why China cannot be a global leader in climate change. It is assumed as a fact that "China is less innovative than the West" or that "they can copy well, but they can't create."
This study seems to indicate that, if this is not untrue, it is at least changing. That China has recognized a problem within itself and taken steps to fix it.