posted on 16 December 2015
Written by Frank Li
Previously, I compared China with Japan for America (America: What if China is Japan Times 10?), in order to help my fellow Americans better understand China, our biggest (and rising) competitor. In this post, I will replace Japan with Singapore for another comparison.
There is no secret that America's mainstream media likes Singapore but dislikes China.
Two examples to show America's affinity for Singapore:
Two examples to show America's disdain for China:
Why the apparent paradox? Three informative readings:
2. China vs. Singapore
Singapore is a tiny version of the future China, as highlighted below! Why? Because China has nearly all the best qualities of Singapore, plus ten thousand times more, with the same "essence": state capitalism!
Most notably, although both countries have a one-party political system, China's system (i.e. autocracy) is better than Singapore's (i.e. pseudo-monarchy)! For more, read:
3. Singapore vs. China vs. America
The three countries are very different, as highlighted below:
I use a numerical scale (1 - worst; 10 - best) to quantitatively illustrate, very roughly and unscientifically, the differences among the three countries.
Let me briefly explain the eight three-way comparisons, one by one:
Singapore is a remarkable country! What the world, especially America, must understand is that Singapore may well be a tiny version of the future China!
America, you have been warned, again!
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