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Chinese culture beats Covid 19 while US failed miserably - Koon Yew Yin

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Currently China has a total of 86,601 Covid 19 cases, 81,631 recovered and 4,634 deaths. The daily number of new cases is so small as shown on the chart below.

The Chinese proven method to prevent the contact and spread of the coronavirus: -  

1 You must wear a face mask whenever you are out of your house. 

2 Practice social distancing; do not stand nearer than 2 meters from another person.

3 Avoid going out. If you have to go out, when you return home immediately you must wash your hands with soap and water.

4 Get yourself tested as soon as you feel feverous and uncomfortable.

5 Never forget life is more important than money. 

So, it wasn’t just masks, it was a wilful and positive regard for the health and safety of others in the community, a confidence in, and sensible following of, government guidelines as well as a totally different culture which brought China through Covid19 and keeps Chinese people safe. Empirically, it's the culture moulded through five thousand years of civilization and literature.

 

As per the research by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Red Cross, the coronavirus was present in the country weeks earlier than scientists and health officials had previously thought and had been infecting people in the US even before China reported its first cases on December 31, 2019.

According to the scientists, an analysis of blood donations shows that the virus may have been spreading across the country as early as 13 December.

Currently US has a total of 14.772 million Covid 19 cases, 8.66 million recovered and 285,550 deaths. The daily number of new cases is still rising as shown on the chart below.

US had more than 4 million Covid 19 new cases in November, doubling the record set in October. US has the most Covid 19 cases in the world. No country can beat the record set by US. Due to the mass gathering to celebrate Thanks Giving, a new record of more than 4 million Covid 19 cases will be set in December.  

The US likes to impose its own will on other nations and like to destroy other nations. The US wants to expands everywhere, dominates people everywhere, and flaunts its strength everywhere, there will eventually be a day of exhaustion.

After the 2nd world war, the US declared 13 wars. It dropped more bombs in Vietnam than it did in the 2nd world war. It has killed millions of Muslims in the Middle East. I can imagine millions of young Muslims whose parents were killed by US would swear on their parents’ graves that they would take revenge. That is why no Americans dare to walk along any streets populated with Muslims.

The US has been fighting so many wars but it cannot fight its own war against Covid 19.   

This clearly demonstrates that the US Government has some chronic diseases that the American society cannot cure. The 2 incurable chronic diseases are:  

1 the people’s excessive claim for freedom and the contradiction between reality and capacity. 

2 deep rooted racial discrimination, racial contradictions caused by the internal mechanism of the American democratic system. 

President Trump does not even believe in wearing   a face mask.

For the purposes of this article, forget politics, forget governance and forget about the claims of authoritarian lockdowns, forget that China’s central government gave one single consistent message while mixed messages came from the US President who argued with State Governors. Forget that masks were deemed unnecessary by the CDC and other scientists, in order to cover the fact that there weren’t any available. So much so that, by the time they were available and recommended, many people had formed opinions based on political messages. Even now, many in the US think masks are more likely to cause lung disease than prevent COVID19.

 

Instead, let’s look at a more academic or scientific way to describe how China did something the west struggles to do. We’re seeing incredulity and reading reports of “fake news” or “Chinese misinformation” stemming from utter disbelief within the USA that China could have done anything right. These reports ignore one very simple point: we aren’t alike.

 

Both Chinese and Americans are ambitious and hard-working. Both nations have some confidence in their future. China is slightly more confident, or less pessimistic, about its future than the USA, perhaps due to factors such as political stability and no war for a generation.

 

Where the two nations differ is much more important. Chinese people know their place and accept it. What this means is that, when the father tells the child to do something, they do it, when the boss tells the employee to do something, they do it, even if, sometimes they may disagree, it’s natural for Chinese people to do this, it explains why Chinese students are so well behaved in classes too. When the government tells the country to do something, generally, the country accepts that it needs to be done, even when some disagree, they do it. Most Americans can’t understand this because, in the USA, there are deeply established rights of freedom, an American would say: “you can’t tell me what to do” and then proceed to do what they felt was their right and privilege.

 

What’s profoundly important about this is that, just as Americans can’t understand Chinese acquiescence and see it as subjugation, Chinese don’t understand this degree of freedom and view it as selfish. Individualism in the United States is extremely high, while in China, it’s extremely low. This low factor helps communities work well together, it keeps people working in teams and accepting that the best thing for the community is not what’s best for “me”. High individuality could account for the fact that people like Mike Pompeo constantly suggests Chinese people need to be “rescued” from their government. Because for highly independent people, living the way Chinese communities do, with constant checks on their welfare and a government that supplies and meets their needs, seems to be authoritarian — it’s not, it’s the way that thousands of years of Chinese culture has engrained the differences between them and a country with a short history built on an individual, pioneering spirit of exploration.

 

Long Term Orientation manifests itself in an interesting way. The Chinese government looks a generation ahead, Americans think one political cycle. China has plans out to 2035 and implements things today planned years ago. On a personal, or individual level, this manifests itself in different ways. It’s well known that Chinese people like to save money, the US citizen “lives for today”. Look at recent breadlines just a few weeks into a lockdown as some Americans struggle to feed themselves. No income means they can’t service debts nor can they meet rental payments. I lived in China throughout the lockdown, I saw no issues getting food, no hoarding, no price gouging and no breadlines — in fact the only time I saw a line was never more than 20–30 people for masks, never 6000 cars representing families with insufficient income to feed themselves. Chinese citizens used their savings for daily necessities and their confidence in government systems meant that there was no need to bulk purchase, rare examples of price gouging were dealt with by severe fines and even business closures. This confidence meant people freely did what the government asked.

 

Indulgence is another very large cultural gap. Make no mistake, Chinese people love to indulge themselves, but only do so when they can afford it and when the time is right. Americans will indulge themselves whenever they want and seem to live comfortably with the attitude of “it won’t happen to me”. Just last week, the CDC asked people not to travel during the Thanksgiving Holiday. Yet, 40 million people have pre-booked flights and we know the roads will be full of cars travelling from one town or city to another. An indulgence that Chinese people, with very few exceptions, sacrificed when their government asked them not to celebrate the equally important Chinese New Year.

 

So, it wasn’t just masks, it was a wilful and positive regard for the health and safety of others in the community, a confidence in, and sensible following of, government guidelines as well as a totally different culture which brought China through Covid19 and keeps Chinese people safe. Empirically, it's the culture moulded through five thousand years of civilization and literature.

 

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EngineeringProfit Cyclical in nature lah?
06/12/2020 11:14 AM
CharlesT How often do u hv Covid 19 type of pandemic in yr life?
06/12/2020 11:16 AM
EngineeringProfit As world population continue to increase exponentially, animal habitat would be encroached? more zoonotic infevtion like coronavirus will come.

Growing stock......no worries lah
06/12/2020 11:22 AM
EngineeringProfit Not to mention the giant can easily buy over inix or yongtai without lifting a finger
06/12/2020 11:25 AM
stockraider Totally agree with KYY observation mah...!!

What to fear of CCP leh ??

They contribute to better life to China, that is what matter mah..!!

Remember China has progressed so much from poverty until it has the 2nd largest billionaire in the world after USA loh...!!

This is a great picture of success & progress in China loh..!!
06/12/2020 11:33 AM
EngineeringProfit How did they make it?

- control population overgrowth
- curb corruption
- secularism, science and tech

etc
06/12/2020 11:44 AM
stockraider Post removed. Why?
06/12/2020 11:52 AM
DickyMe There is no proof that all the steps taken prevents spread of Covid-19.
These numbers could be fake because China has never been transparent.

Ego is more important to them.
06/12/2020 12:05 PM
wehcant I read a news of a Buddha statue being demolished by the Chinese authority lately. And guess what? The Western propagandists were quick to jump in the bandwagon to condemn China for being intolerant to religions. Does the Chinese authority need to tolerate every illegal structure that is built on state land or forest reserve in the name of religions?
06/12/2020 12:20 PM
stockraider KYY IS RIGHT MAH...!!

U CALL SPADE A SPADE MAH!!

THE WAY TOBBY TALK ...HE IS REALLY A RASCIST LOH!



Posted by Tobby > Dec 6, 2020 12:11 PM | Report Abuse

Grandpa Koon is absolutely brilliant and correct! Chinese culture successfully curbed Covid in China! There's no better explaination! The west must learn from Grandpa Koon! Do not criticize him! Respect him or you are a racist!
06/12/2020 12:23 PM
DickyMe "living the way Chinese communities do, with constant checks on their welfare and a government that supplies and meets their needs, seems to be authoritarian"

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This is indeed authoritarian system. The patriarchal system over lording the people and keeps them in constant FEAR.

They will have scarcity mentality like the forever hungry swine despite being fed.

Socialism is not good for the soul, they will not have happiness but always fear of losing out.


Individualism brings out the greatness of an individual thus freedom is utterly important. Happy people makes others happy unlike kiasu ones.

What is the use of generation load of money when you live in constant fear of scarcity.

The only animal which has scarcity sense is the SWINE aka PIG and no wonder that is their daily dish.
06/12/2020 12:25 PM
wehcant Yes, EGO is the primary reason the world is screwed. The Americans EGO want us to believe that they were the first to have landed men on the moon. Maybe Neil Armstrong didn't set foot on the moon after all.

Posted by DickyMe > Dec 6, 2020 12:05 PM | Report Abuse

There is no proof that all the steps taken prevents spread of Covid-19.
These numbers could be fake because China has never been transparent.

Ego is more important to them.
06/12/2020 12:26 PM
DickyMe @webacant

Thanks for telling us that you are stupid.
06/12/2020 12:28 PM
stockraider NOT TRUE MAH....!!

CHINA GOVT HAS PERFECTED SOCIALISM WITH CAPITALISM MAH...!!


Totally agree with KYY observation mah...!!

What to fear of CCP leh ??

They contribute to better life to China, that is what matter mah..!!

Remember China has progressed so much from poverty until it has the 2nd largest billionaire in the world after USA loh...!!

This is a great picture of success & progress in China loh..!!


Posted by DickyMe > Dec 6, 2020 12:25 PM | Report Abuse

"living the way Chinese communities do, with constant checks on their welfare and a government that supplies and meets their needs, seems to be authoritarian"

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This is indeed authoritarian system. The patriarchal system over lording the people and keeps them in constant FEAR.

They will have scarcity mentality like the forever hungry swine despite being fed.

Socialism is not good for the soul, they will not have happiness but always fear of losing out.


Individualism brings out the greatness of an individual thus freedom is utterly important. Happy people makes others happy unlike kiasu ones.

What is the use of generation load of money when you live in constant fear of scarcity.

The only animal which has scarcity sense is the SWINE aka PIG and no wonder that is their daily dish.
06/12/2020 12:29 PM
EngineeringProfit Don't mention babi. Some people pf the 21st Century are too sensitive to this word....

.....if only a movie with this title (better change to Babe - much welcomed)
06/12/2020 12:29 PM
DickyMe @webcant

I am sure that you believe the earth is FLAT also.
06/12/2020 12:29 PM
wehcant Absolute individualism begets anarchism. We shall constantly strike a balance. No size fits all.
06/12/2020 12:29 PM
Hazzyy Stupid assessment when the dick rules the head
06/12/2020 12:30 PM
Hazzyy It has nothing what you eat . It’s what you feed the mind
06/12/2020 12:31 PM
06/12/2020 12:32 PM
wehcant You can't even read my sentence between the lines and you're quick to call people stupid. How smart you are!
06/12/2020 12:32 PM
DickyMe I am yet to see individualism creating anarchy to the world except in the form of HITLER. But Hitler was a FACIST.
06/12/2020 12:33 PM
EngineeringProfit Different name.....same S.O.P
06/12/2020 12:34 PM
EngineeringProfit Just like nizamiyyah and madrasaa
06/12/2020 12:34 PM
EngineeringProfit Good social welfare....gomen feeds them. No worries
06/12/2020 12:35 PM
DickyMe "
Hazzyy It has nothing what you eat . It’s what you feed the mind"

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Your stupidity radiates like the sun.

You don't seem to get the analogy. Heck, do you even know what is an analogy?

I don't blame you, but the education system.

Learn to read between the line.
06/12/2020 12:36 PM
wehcant Just to add on, it is not what goes into your mouth that makes you ritually unclean; rather, what comes out of it that defines who you're.

Posted by Hazzyy > Dec 6, 2020 12:31 PM | Report Abuse

It has nothing what you eat . It’s what you feed the mind
06/12/2020 12:37 PM
EngineeringProfit By upholding that moral concept, whence come these betrayals as pms, assmen as senior ministers and goatmen as holymen?
06/12/2020 12:38 PM
EngineeringProfit It's how they con people with immorally-divisive and unjustly-lopsided propaganda that count
06/12/2020 12:40 PM
EngineeringProfit It's how they dress and chant that count
06/12/2020 12:40 PM
EngineeringProfit It's all the entitlements that they claim...that count
06/12/2020 12:41 PM
EngineeringProfit It's all the immature make-believe and absurd promises of heaven and virgins that matter
06/12/2020 12:44 PM
EngineeringProfit Confusius' legacy.....

.....be filial and obedient
06/12/2020 1:00 PM
DickyMe @Tobby

It is common to all who believes in self discipline and not exclusive to the Chinese only.
06/12/2020 1:03 PM
EngineeringProfit Cultivate self-discipline like buddhism or mass conformists like many organised suprasupertitious-grade religions
06/12/2020 1:05 PM
stockraider Exactly totally agree loh..!!

if majority of the people can acquire & develop this attributes it is the competitive advantage to the nation loh..!!


Posted by Tobby > Dec 6, 2020 1:07 PM | Report Abuse

Posted by DickyMe > Dec 6, 2020 1:03 PM | Report Abuse

@Tobby

It is common to all who believes in self discipline and not exclusive to the Chinese only.

Answer : Exactly! All good values are universal! It's not exclusively chinese culture! That's what i am trying to say but some like Scenery and Stockraider are too dumb to understand!
06/12/2020 1:10 PM
EngineeringProfit Spirituality vs Religiosity

One embarks on a life long journey to seek and adopt universal truth and values - often finds these keep evolving time time

The other one believes only one set of truth and value - often end up fighting against the changing world
06/12/2020 1:15 PM
DickyMe Self discipline is a part of individualism.

It cannot be forced upon or imposed like an authoritarian does, because the quality evolves from within.

Self blossoming discipline is of highest quality and last forever because it was done voluntarily unlike subjugated one which has it's handicap.
06/12/2020 1:33 PM
stockraider It can be trained mah...!!


osted by DickyMe > Dec 6, 2020 1:33 PM | Report Abuse

Self discipline is a part of individualism.

It cannot be forced upon or imposed like an authoritarian does, because the quality evolves from within.

Self blossoming discipline is of highest quality and last forever because it was done voluntarily unlike subjugated one which has it's handicap.
06/12/2020 1:35 PM
EngineeringProfit Maximize potential cultivation : individualism vs tribalism (all or none....one dies...all die)
06/12/2020 1:36 PM
stockraider Post removed. Why?
06/12/2020 1:37 PM
EngineeringProfit vs herdism
06/12/2020 1:39 PM
DickyMe Yes, it can be trained but there will be subtle difference in the person who was trained and one who instilled it voluntarily.

The difference is like Maradona and Messi.
Both are good players but there are some characteristics which separates them world apart.

Maradona, is highly charismatic, has leadership quality, works like a bull and all depends on him.

Messi, on the other hand, lacks leadership and introverted and does less work on the field
06/12/2020 1:42 PM
stockraider U R a Sohai...just look at Japanese how successful is their model previously mah...!!

China has started to copy & replicates 50% of Japs model...see how far ahead they are now leh ?

Posted by Tobby > Dec 6, 2020 1:41 PM | Report Abuse

Posted by stockraider > Dec 6, 2020 1:10 PM | Report Abuse

Exactly totally agree loh..!!

if majority of the people can acquire & develop this attributes it is the competitive advantage to the nation loh..!!

Answer : Certified moron! Always talk without brain!
06/12/2020 1:44 PM
DickyMe "
Tobby DickyMe! Maradona was overrated! Pete was true legend!
06/12/2020 1:44 PM"

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Sorry, I got to differ on this.
Pele does not give goosebumps when his name is mentioned during game.
Maradona, is captivating and is always a delight to watch him play.
06/12/2020 1:48 PM
laychee The US made EngineeringProfit so rich.
06/12/2020 3:18 PM
Sslee Haha,
Only Madonna give me goosebumps when she sing:
Like a virgin
Touched for the very first time
Like a virgin
When your heart beats
Next to mine

Bring back the good memory.
06/12/2020 4:22 PM
Nalab72 China is only successful because they don't have to worry about ERECTIONS. They can push through policy changes without having to worry about the people's reaction
06/12/2020 8:34 PM
icecool vanity numbers only nothing to hoo-ha about
06/12/2020 9:34 PM
Sslee Haha I have erection every morning.
07/12/2020 8:25 AM


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